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1997 mercury mountaineer abs light on after repairs

Left shop after having the rear end greased and brake pads installed...noticed abs light on, didn't make it home the front end starting popping and jumping...seen where the caliper was put on backwards ,,,broke down in front of an auto repair , now there saying the entire front end needs replacing, bad axle, transfer etc ...I'm a lady and I dont know what to do, it was not doing that before I took it to the shop,there talking big money to fix it!!! What could have cause such a disaster ? There also saying I need ball joints, berrings , pretty much everything and i dont understand the ABS being on after I left the shop!!! Dang should not have divorced my Hubby!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Lyle D. Rowh May 11, 2010

    Once the CV axle jumped out of place, it probably damaged the other parts which also, made the ABS light come on. It may not of had anything to do with the part being put on backwards. Whether you should have divorced your husband probably wouldn't have matter in this case other than it is nice to have someone else around to help with these problems. Since I know you won't be making the repairs yourself, I will just place this under Clarifications since I get rated by every correct answer and I don't think that there is a correct answer for this.

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SOURCE: ABS alarming after I replaced rear brakes shims, bled brakes etc.

try rebleeding the brakes. any air whatsoever will set off the abs light sometimes it takes a few times to get it all out even though they feel good. also make sure the fluid is full that will also set off the light.

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