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2004 Jeep Cherokee Comedy of errors... Lower ball joint broke and in the process wrecked the wheel and snapped the abs sensor off. I replaced it, but the ABS light is still burning and the ABS kicks in unexpectedly and leaves braking very rough. Any ideas welcome.

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  • mariascullio May 18, 2011

    Thanks for this, I guess you confirmed my thoughts.

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You need to have the ABS codes pulled, but you most likely damaged the inductive ring for the sensor when the ball joint broke, on an 04 the ring is part of the axle shaft and you will need to replace the shaft i would also consider replacing the bearing assembly as well you know that the bearing had to take a hard hit when the ball joint broke .......but if you have the codes pulled you will be sure which wheel is the problem but i think you are on the right track it is most likely the one that broke the sensor.


let me know if there is any thing else i can do for you.

Posted on May 18, 2011

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