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ABS light is on and there are wires hanging by the calipers but I cant find a place to hook up the wires

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  • aralston82 Oct 06, 2010

    I know that its a sensor but don't see where it goes... there is already a sensor plugged in... this one is just wrapped in electrical tape on both sides and hanging...



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How do I get the front brake rotor off of a 2006 GMC Canyon 2 WD?

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1) Jack vehicle and support on jack stands.

2) Remove front tire.

3) Remove Front Brake caliper.. hang on frame using a bungee or other support
Important to not stress hose.

4) Remove brake pad support.

5) Remove 4 bolts from rear of hub.

6) Undo bolt for ABS sensorfrom frame, undo all clips holding wire.
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7) Make sure wire is unclipped from the frame and will not bind on removal of hub. (Prevents Damage of ABS sensor)

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9) Hub should be removed from vehicle by this point and you can remove the six bolts holding the old rotor on. Still be careful not to damage the sensor.

10) Change the rotor. (do not use impact gun to reattach.. may strip threads)

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13) Put tire back on.. do other side.. and you're done.

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How to replace 2005 ford freestar rear hub assembly

*Remove the rear tire
*Get yourself an old wire coat hanger (or some bailing wire)
*Remove the 2 - 13mm bolts holding the caliper in place
*Bend the wire/coat hanger and use it to "hang" the caliper on -
basically do not let the caliper hang by its hose.
*Rock the caliper back and forth a little until it comes away from
the caliper bracket, then hang it on your wire.
*Remove the 2 - 18mm bolts holding the caliper mounting bracket
and remove the bracket, set it aside.
*Remove the rotor - You might need to hit it with a rubber mallet to
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*At this point you should see the hub (the part with the lug studs
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*Follow the wire for your wheel speed sensor that is located in the
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*Remove the hub's nuts (15mm if I recall), then swap out your hub
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I had a blowout on the left front of my 2004 F350 and a wire in the wheel well was hanging loose and the ABS light is on. Where does this wire go?

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I cant get the brake disc to push back in to replace the brake pads. Is there a switch in the Master Resevoir that I have to open and if so how?

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  1. Remove 1 / 2 of the volume of brake fluid from the master cylinder to prevent overflow when the caliper piston is compressed.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the wheel and tire assemblies.
  4. Remove the brake caliper without disconnecting the brake line. Support the caliper with a length of wire. Do not let the caliper hang from the brake hose.
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  5. Remove the brake pads and shims. Inspect the brake rotor and machine or replace as necessary. Check the minimum thickness (specification is cast into the rotor) before machining.

To install:
  1. Use a suitable tool to push the caliper piston into its bore.
  2. Apply a thin coat of grease to the rear face of the brake pad and install the shim. Install the brake pads.
  3. Install the calipers. Lubricate the caliper bolts and boots. If equipped with a 4-cylinder engine, tighten the caliper mounting bolts to 24 ft. lbs. (33 Nm). If equipped with a 6-cylinder engine, tighten the caliper mounting bolts to 54 ft. lbs. (74 Nm).
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Removal & Installation
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove 2/3 of the brake fluid from the master cylinder reservoir using a clean syringe or equivalent. Install the reservoir cap.
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle with jackstands.
  4. Mark the relationship of the wheel to the hub and bearing assembly.
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