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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-16-2008, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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broken brakes

Just wondering if anyone has had this problem and how to fix it (or how much its going to cost to fix)

I have a 2000 F150 xlt, I think the abs sensor is gone. Every single time I hit the brakes at all the anti lock brakes kick in.
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Is the ABS light on? if so you could get the codes pulled and know for sure. If it's on that means the ABS system is disabled and the antilock shouldn't be kicking in. Just regular braking. that's about all i can suggest. sorry.

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im not sure if theres a way to disable the abs system you could do that untill you can get it fixed....
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post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-16-2008, 04:29 PM
 
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i've seen that happen on a cavalier once before and i almost crashed into another car because it wouldnt stop, it had something to do with the abs module which isnt cheap, you can just disconnect the abs under the hood, i think its usually sitting underneath the master cylinder
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I would like to just disable it but I have no idea how, and no shop in the area will do it because its required for safety if it came on the vehicle (although the inspectors would never check or know)
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First you should scan the truck for codes to see what is going on, if it is a sensor there are four of them I believe one for each front wheel, one in the rear differential and a ABS speed sensor in the transmission, the front sensors for a 4wd at the dealer up here are about 180-200 each also I hear some aftermarket sensors are junk so beware although I am running aftermarket ones and never had a issue with them

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post #7 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-16-2008, 08:22 PM
 
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look in your owners manual, find the fuse for the abs and just pull it out, it should be in the power box under the hood it may even be labelled on the box but i dont think they labeled that one
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"fixed" it. Problem with just pulling fuse is the ABS light comes on and wouldn't pass inspection. So, I pulled the fuse, then pulled the dash apart and popped the abs light out. Problem solved.
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I don't think I would buy a truck from you Frumpy.....
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post #10 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-25-2008, 09:38 PM
 
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"fixed" it. Problem with just pulling fuse is the ABS light comes on and wouldn't pass inspection. So, I pulled the fuse, then pulled the dash apart and popped the abs light out. Problem solved.
Wow.
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