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RSC ABS Light on

I appreciate any ideas that will help me diagnose what is tripping the warning light for the ABS/RSC system. I have a 2008 Explorer, 4x4 drive, with the V6 engine. It has just over 124,000 KM on it. The ABS RSC warning light and beeping occurs on occasion as well. If I go really easy on the brakes, all is well. I have Inspected all brake pads. They looks ok, . I have also inflated the tires so that they are perfectly equal. Both the ABS and the RSC warning lights turn on.When i check with one work shop, they scanned and they found B1342 error code, and they said i need to replace entire ABS system. Can anyone help?

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I would try unplugging the connector to the ABS Module
You will have dash lights on, but can use the truck,the brakes
will work,you just won't have ABS
Then plug it back in
If you still have a MIL lamp
You go to a shop,different one & not a dealer,& ask them to scan for codes in Enhanced Mode & just look at the ABS System Codes/Faults
Then Google the issue, or look at the shops data base, for
the proper way to diagnose.
To say entire system-- is just you not knowing what is going
on, or what your told,need to be more involved & ask
more questions & get people to show you & prove to you,
how they come to any conclusion or fix.
I found the B1342 code is used for different systems,
which is odd, & different vehicles,so be careful your looking
at the correct vehicle,application etc on the internet
At a shop with the scan tool your looking into the vehicles
system & can't get that wrong
Just know that codes do not mean a part failed
Component testing for failure is required
At very least do voltage drops on power & ground
side of any module, using a wiring diagram, before
throwing electronic parts at something & get it wrong

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It sounds like you might be having a problem with your Electronic control module. Are the only codes coming up just for the sensor? Have you recently cleaned your engine or driven in very wet weather? If so, water could have gotten into your connections at the modules and causing odd codes. I hope this helps. Jay

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It could be a wheel speed sensor. have your brakes inspected. good luck

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