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Re: It's hard to steer, my anti-lock brake and batt light...
I think the steering bearing balls would have worn out . so please ensore that u've the ball bearings changed and lubricate the steering contacts with wheels . Pertaining to ur radio , disconnect the radio and give it to the external supply and see whether the radio is turning off without cutting the external supply . If it does check the wiring of the car from the battery. Else the mistake is in your radio connections and buttons, rectify it
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There is a problem with your anti-lock brake system. You need to go to an auto parts store or local mechanis shop to find out what the code is and then you can go from there. When the abs light is on and there is a hard code set in the computer the anti-lock brake system will not function.
There are many sensors on your anti-lock brake system, as well as on your traction control system. Sometimes one giving a signal will set off the other one. Unless you are can physically feel any symptoms, then a computer test is really the only way to tell what the problem is. Many auto part stores offer to check the computer, and many of those will do it for free. One you know what the computer says is wrong, you can have the problem repaired. You can still drive your vehicle, but be aware that it is highly possible that your anti-lock function as well as the traction control system may not work. The anti-lock keeps your wheels from locking up if you slam on the brakes. The traction control diverts power and/or uses the anti-lock brake system to reduce braking on a certain wheel. I would imagine that there is a problem with the anti lock brake system since it is used in the traction control system. Hope it turns out to be small!
John, My 99 F150 had an abs light on and I found the right side front wheel sensor wire had fallen off of the inner fender mount and burned the insulation and grounded the wires together, I taped up the wires and tied it up and the light went out. Your ABS module is located directly beneath your air cleaner next to and just above the steering gear box. It is black plastic and silver alumnium. Says Kelsey-Hayes right on and has six brake lines attached to it. As for the rear brake take that drum off again and have someone help by pushing the brake pedal down while the drum is off press lightly and very slowly, verify that the brake cylinder is moving, do not push hard and fast as it will probably blow the pistons out of the cylinder! If is is frozen replace it and bleed and it should be fine. The brake light is probably on for low fluid. Let me know how it goes.