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2005 ford escape 4x4 replacing brake pads all around anything i need to know so not to mess up the abs system

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Pump brakes a dozen times to deplete abs system pressure, before starting, remove fluid from reservoir with a squeeze bulb. remove pads. push pistons back slowly with special tool as required for your car available at parts store ( some can be pushed back using old pad and c clamp) some require small tool to fit in groves in pad (mostly rears) and use of a ratchet . install new pads , add fluid and push pedal slowly down a couple of times till u feel pressure , thats it , check fluid , done, and of course while your there inspect wheel or hub bearings, brake hoses, rotors etc... i replace hoses and rotors on 2cd time around on my cars , have fun , be safe ,use stands,safety glasses , dust mask and gloves.

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Hello, You will need to inspect your brakes to cure this problem. Be aware that the rear brakes have 2 systems in them, a service brake and an Emergency brake.

What happens usually is that debris from a failed brake pad has fallen into the Revolution counter on one of the wheels. This confuses the ABS unit and activates a Warning light. Another possibilty is that you have a Brake fluid leak and need to fix the leak and replace the fluid.

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What codes have you retrieved,if any?

Even when you give us codes,you still
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