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I just bought a 2001 ranger and the abs light was on, looked at the abs sensor in the front and seen it was not hookd up, so i hooked it back up and it went off but as soon as i started to move the truck the light came back on,the speedometer/odometer and tranny work fine and i already replaced the front right and back sensor, any idea on wat it could be? thx in advance

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  • kristinphill Oct 03, 2009

    thanks i will try that.

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The most common problem in this system is the wheel speed sensors, which i believe is what you have, this can be a sensor having metal particles on it and confusing the signal (they are magnetic sensors) or the sensor or the wiring to the sensor or the sensor itself, the only sane thing to do is have the local Ford dealer test the ABS, when the light is on there will be a trouble code set in the memory of the ABS control module, that will leads you to the problem area, if u get a wheel sensor code 1st check for metal particles on the sensor, also make sure the connector is not corroded and the wiring to that sensor from the model has continuity with less than 3 Ohms of resistance, if it is a sensor you already replaced the wiring is very suspect and you must do a continuity test back to the ABS module.
I am a 25 year veteran Ford dealer technician, so the diagnostic info I have given u is grounded in those 25 years of ford only work.

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