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I just replaced a rear bearing on my 01 PT

I just replaced a rear bearing, and all rear brakes on my 01 PT Cruiser. I spun the rear wheel around to make sure it had no clearance issues, but I forgot I had the key in run, listening to the radio (car was not running). Now the ABS and trac lights are on. Can I clear this myself without a reader? Many said Autozone can clear it, but I read that some ABS codes will clear after a certain number of good starts? My OBD2 reader cannot access ABS codes, and the nearest Autozone is 65 miles away.

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  • central_ny_d Jul 29, 2009

    No, I was very careful of the speed sensor. The clearance between the tone ring and the sensor is within spec, and it is clean. I think that turning one wheel while the car was in run was triggering the ABS, and since the opposite wheel was stationary, I think this set the code. Especially since I went from where it was in "run" directly to "start". The module probably thinks a sensor is faulty, since they are active when the key is on.
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YOU DAMAGED THE SENSOR SOMEHOW LEAVING TH KEY ON WOULD NOT CAUSE THE LIGHT TO STAY ON

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