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Check your battery connections to see if they ae clean and tight. Check all the ground wires in the engine compartmen to see if any is loose. Then check under the dashboard ror any loose ground wire connecting to metal points on the frame of the dashboard. You probably have a loose ground somewhere that is intermittently losing electrical contact....good luck!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Ford 1998 F-150. Brakes
With the sudden loss in brake pressure, and the light on, I would check the fluid level and if its low, suspect a brake fluid leak, that may be the burning smell, maybe leaking near a exhaust pipe? You dont mention where you are, but if its NORTH and salt is used to get snow off the roads, brake line failures are real common.
Posted on Nov 02, 2009
abs=anti-lock brake system/ tcs=traction control system ==sounds like you have a problem with ur abs possible bad sensor or a wiring connection problem when abs shuts down [trouble light] your brakes will work normal but if u stomp or brake hard the brakes will lock up skid and the tcs doesnt affect brakes but if u accelerate hard tires will spin lose traction check the wiring and connections to the sensors sometimes debris hits the wire and loosens the connection if looks ok and light is on have car scanned for the trouble code most auto stores such as auto zone/advanced auto offer this service for free the code will what and where the problem is so repair can be made
Posted on Jul 18, 2010
It seems that there is a battery draw that is shorting out the fuse. you need to trace the wire back to the point of power and see what is going on. My theory would be that some place in the power out (from the fuse) it is grounding to the chassis. I wouldn't even be able it give you and idea where to start considering how many wires there are, but if you can isolate that wire and chase it back to the cluster and the gauges you will find the issue.
Posted on Jun 16, 2011
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