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ABS/traction control 1998 lincoln towncar

ABS/traction control light malfunction light is on. Noise (clinking grinding) coming form behind driver side rear wheel. when visualy inspecting what should i be looking for and where. Is there some where perticular that I have to look in order to check my abs and trac control.

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  • lgmosley May 13, 2009

    Brake and caliber looks fine. 1/2 inch of pad still on brake. NO leaks from caliber.

  • Eulogy May 11, 2010

    Did the Wheel Speed Sensor look ok on that wheel? Is one side of the pad wearing faster that the other? Inner pad ie?

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Sounds like the brake pads may be metal to metal, that could be the noise problem, but until u have the system tested for the trouble code that is setin the ABS modules memory when the light comes on you are guessing, the Dealer is the only one in most cases that has the scan tool to check ABS trouble codes.

Posted on May 13, 2009

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