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2003 F150 4x4 ABS activates at low speed approaching full stop in dry conditions; no ABS light on.

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Only when they is fault in any abs sensor abs light will light on that mean no problem

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I have a 2003 Nissan Maxima SE. Occasionally, the ABS activates during times where conditions don't warrant. Sometimes downhill, coming to a stop on flat, dry surfaces, etc. No real pattern.

Broken/damaged wiring,most likely at one of the front wheels.
90% chance broken wire.
5% chance ABS unit.
5% chance pickup sensor at one of the wheels.
Plug it into a scanner and check feed at every wheel while flexing and pulling on the ABS wiring at each wheel.

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Abs light stays out but abs applies at 10mph to stop even in dry conditions

this is a bad sensor or tone ring, you will need to have a scan tool to watch the speed reading to see which wheel loose speed to activate the abs and only with a scann tool can you do this, what you can try is to check the wheel bearings, jack up each whell and try to shake it if theres movement in the bearing then that may be the bad one, another thing is to scan abs codes and see if theres a code stored for the bad wheel, even if the lights not on there may be a code stored. i will bet its a wheel speed sensor or tone ring problem, good day,

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I have a 2000 GMC Yukon XL 1500. The antilock braked engage when slow to about 5 to 8 mph.

Here is a copy of a GM bulletin that applies to you concerns of low speed ABS activation.

Antilock Brake (ABS) Activation At Low Speeds (Clean Wheel Speed Sensor Mounting Surface) #03-05-25-007 - (09/29/2003)
Antilock Brake (ABS) Activation At Low Speeds (Clean Wheel Speed Sensor Mounting Surface)

1999-2004 GMC Yukon XL

Some customers may comment on ABS activation at low speeds, usually below 8 km/h (5 mph). Upon investigation, the technician will find no DTCs set.

The cause of this condition may be an increased air gap between the wheel speed sensor and the hub reluctor ring due to rust and debris built up on the sensor mounting surface.

Measure AC voltage and clean the wheel speed sensor mounting surfaces.

Raise and support the vehicle.
Disconnect both the front wheel speed sensor (WSS) connectors at the frame and harness.
Place a Digital Volt Meter (DVM) across the terminals of each WSS connector.
Rotate the wheel clockwise approximately one revolution per second. The minimum reading should be at least 350 ACmV's. If the reading is less than 350 ACmV's, remove the wheel speed sensor. Refer to the applicable Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement procedure in the ABS sub-section of the Service Manual. Plug the WSS bore in order to prevent debris from falling into the hub during service.
Clean the WSS mounting surface on the hub to remove any rust or corrosion using a wire brush, or equivalent.

Make sure that the sensor sits flat on the hub. Check the sensor flange against a straight edge to ensure flatness. If the sensor flange is distorted, replace the sensor.

Apply a thin layer of bearing grease to the hub surface and sensor O-ring prior to sensor installation. Use ONLY Wheel Bearing Lubricant, P/N 01051344.
Install either the original sensor or a new one in the hub. Ensure that the sensor is seated flush against the hub. Refer to the applicable Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement procedure in the ABS sub-section of the Service Manual.
Place the DVM across the sensor terminals and recheck the voltage while rotating the wheel. The voltage should now read at least 350 ACmV's.

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most likely you have a wheel sensor going out. The only way to tell which one is with a data scanner that can access the ABS system.

It will see all the tires spinning at the same speed until one shows a different speed.

Also make sure you have all the same tires and the air pressures are the same.

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ABS engages everytime,just before a full stop,on dry road conditions...2002 Envoy SLT .This happened after a front collision at a speed of 30kms.Air bags did not deploy...minor frontal damage.ABS light...

It might be a coincidence and nothing at all to do with the impact.

Lots of modern cars have abs reluctors built into the wheel bearings. This is because the external type tends to be eroded by salt and water increasing the abs sensor air gap so at low speeds an output will be lost and the brain will assume a wheel is locked and deploy the abs.
Sometimes a scale and corrosion build up will split the reluctor ring.

Before seeking more complicated solutions it would be well to ensure any exposed reluctors, sensors, air gaps and wiring at each wheel is in good order.

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