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1998 Ford Windstar - ABS Problems

Hey there everyone. Wondering if someone can help me.... My van is making a horrible '*******' noise when the brakes are applied and my local ford dealership has recommended a new ABS sensor at a few hundred dollars. Well considering the van is not worth much more than that, I said no way. The other option, off the record the mechanic said, was to simply unplug the ABS. I'd still have brakes, but just not the ABS system. FINE with me.... so, anyone have any issues like this before? Could you please tell me where I can find these cables I need to unplug. Unfortunately, I do not have the manual.

Thanks so much! Drive safe out there!

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  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2009

    Hi there. Thanks for your answer regarding unhooking my ABS breaks. You said you wouldn't recommend it. Would it make the regular brakes less effective? It was just something the FORD mechanic recommended?? The vehicle is making a horrible "F ar ting" noise upon applying the brakes. The mechanic said I need a new ABS Sensor at some ungodly price. My intention with the vehicle is just to drive it until it dies for good, I'm hoping it will last until the beginning of summer. What are your thoughts, if you don't mind sharing.... You could email me directly if you wish at

    Thanks a bunch! Paula :)



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I dont recomend doing this but the plug is right at the front driver side behind the wheel or passenger side

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