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Toyota Highlander ABS activates frequently

I have a 2002 Toyota Highlander on which the ABS activates frequently. The dealer says it is a cracked reflector ring on the left rear axle. The repair at the dealer will cost $755. Prior to getting this repaired, I'd like to just deactivate the ABS. First question: Which of the fuses need to be pulled? ABS1? ABS2? ABS SOL? Second question: Will this cause any damage to the vehicle? (Other than not having ABS or Traction Control?) Or would it cause any more damage than having the ABS activate all the time? Finally, is this a reasonable market rate for the repair?

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Normally fuses are relatively cheap. All you have to do to replace them is to unplug your old fuse and plug in the new one. You can usually find the fuse box under the hood near the driver side head light. If it's not there, you can find it somewhere on the net using component locators.

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SOURCE: 2005 Toyota Highlander Limited I have a right

Sorry...thats your only choice...but check with a 4X4 dealership parts counter.
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SOURCE: 2005 Toyota Highlander - Rear Windows

You should have hit the dealer up for some of the cost as this vehicle was only just out of warranty

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Hello. Welcome to FixYa. Please allow us to assist you.

We are sorry that you are having a problem with your Sienna, hopefully, we can sort this out for you.

When you are saying that the skid control system 'kicks in' without any reason, we would doubt that you have a fuse issue. Since it is 'kicking in', the system is apparently properly powered up.

More than likely, you may have an issue with the wheel speed sensors, one sensor is on the hub of each wheel, for RPM measurement. If the sensor is bad, or otherwise weak or compromised with rust, dirt, mud, etc, the RPM signal will not be true; the vehicle will respond in the fashion that it is designed to, whenever the RPMs are markedly different. The system will engage when a RPM imbalance is detected. Another possibility may ba the 'counter gear' that the RPM sensor uses to calculate the RPM of the wheels. If the counter gear is compromised, cracked, or otherwise damaged, the RPM sensor does not transmit the actual RPM to the system's control unit.

What we suggest:
Take the vehicle to a qualified technician, one that possesses a scan tool that can do a real-time readout of each wheel's RPM during a road test. That info, when an RPM imbalance is detected, will lead the technician to the correct place to start his diagnosis. Without the RPM figures, it will be hard to properly diagnose the issue.

Worth mentioning; and this too could easily be a possibility:
If you have tires fitted, that are different sizes, front and rear, ie one worn tire and 3 good ones, this phenomonen can also happen. Take care to ensure that you have all 4 tires that match perfectly. Same size, same manufacturer, same model. Just because the tires say 265-75-15 on them does not mean that a Goodyear tire is exactly the same as a Bridgestone tire. Different tire circumfrences will creeate different RPM readings.

Thanks for choosing FixYa for assistance today. If you need any further assistance, please feel free to post back to me. Have a great day.

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SOURCE: I have a 2002 Toyota Highlander with 100,000 miles. Toyota dealer says I need all of the following: power steering flush, cooling system flush, brake flush. Each flush to cost $160. I can't af

This is generally prescribed maintenance based on the mileage of the vehicle. You don't have to take your Toyota to a dealer to have the work done. Shop around for an independent mechanic

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