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On my 2006 mazda tribute, the abs light came on, wnet off and came back on again. the car has plenty of brake fluid. . .what could be wrong?

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  • r0de000 Jun 15, 2011

    THANKS! meanwhile, I took the tribute to a new shop and they told me it was a speed sensor on the right side. Cost. $240.00 to fix. Can anyone tell me if this is a resonable prices for such work?

  • r0de000 Jun 15, 2011

    Wow - you are a wealth of information !! THANK YOU!! NOW, the shop called and said that a "ring"? was broken onthe axle and they have to replace the axle. . .for another $100 bucks or so. . . Any suggestions????



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Hello and thanks for the question,
The anti lock brakes system is somewhat complex. There are many reasons as to why the ABS lamp flashed on and the back off ( ie. Wheel speed sensors, relays, poor power supply, bad grounds). There's really no other way of telling without haveing the codes retrieved from the ABS module( computer).

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  • Rodney Swinson Jun 15, 2011

    I just located your ABS speed sensor online for roughly $26 dollar each and the labor requires alittle more than just an hour. Even if the labor rate was $100 an hour it would still be cheaper to do it your self. Most often you can go to your local library and rent a hanes or chilton's manual. I will post the site's address below.


  • r0de000 Jun 15, 2011

    Wow., You are a WEALTH of information THANKS!!! Ok NOW, the shop just called and said a "ring?" was broken on the axle and htey have to replqace the axle. . .yet another $100. .. any suggestons???

  • Rodney Swinson Jun 16, 2011

    You stated that it is the right side axle, is it the front or the rear and does your truck have 4 wheel drive? I was looking on the same site and found axle shaft for around $70.00, minus shipping of course. The tone ring cost only about $7.00, but you will still have to remove the axle in order to replace it, so I would just recommend replacing the entire shaft. The job takes a little under an hour to complete.

    Best of luck to you.




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