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Old 01-02-2013, 11:21 AM
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I swapped out my stock 7.5" axle for a 8.8, and the ABS light goes on after driving a mile. ABS seems to work before you drive it a mile down the road. My question is the tone ring on a 7.5" smaller than an 8.8" tone ring? Does the computer need to be reprogrammed to read for an 8.8? I tried the abs sensor that came with the 8.8 and then a I swapped over the one from the 7.5" as they looked identical.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:24 AM
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sounds like a bad sensor in the 8.8, this shoulda been plug n play basically.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:29 AM
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sounds like a bad sensor in the 8.8, this shoulda been plug n play basically.
Thats why i swapped over my sensor from my 7.5, I know that one works.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:40 AM
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so with that one swapped it still doesnt work correctly?
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:57 AM
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Default Re: Rear axle swap ABS issue

Have you checked inside the hole to make sure the ring is there? Perhaps someone had the 8.8 opened up in the past and took it off.
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:18 PM
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Have you checked inside the hole to make sure the ring is there? Perhaps someone had the 8.8 opened up in the past and took it off.
It was just rebuilt

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so with that one swapped it still doesnt work correctly?
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:24 PM
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Is there any other lines close or crossing the sensor? Sometimes other lines can interfere with speed sensors. Also, make sure the gap is correct between the sensor and the gear.
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:25 PM
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checked fuses/relays?
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:26 PM
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Is there any other lines close or crossing the sensor? Sometimes other lines can interfere with speed sensors. Also, make sure the gap is correct between the sensor and the gear.
ebrake cable might be the only line close to it. Whats the gap supposed to be set at?

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checked fuses/relays?
i'll check those
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hmm
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:03 PM
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Default Re: Rear axle swap ABS issue

stupid question are the rear brakes set up right? If the rear brakes are locking up it will do the same thing.
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they are set up right.

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after driving a bit the abs just stops working all together. gonna pull the abs codes see what it says and rebleed the lines again for the 4th time.
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:18 PM
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ebrake cable might be the only line close to it. Whats the gap supposed to be set at?

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i'll check those
To be honest I have no Idea what they are supposed to be set at. But I do know the things that can mess up wheel speed sensors. The gap, other lines integrating with the signal, a broken or worn down tooth on the gear, or a broken sensor.
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:28 PM
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Default Re: Rear axle swap ABS issue

just curious, did you have it scanned for the abs code?...maybe a front sensor or wheel bearing is the problem??...
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:11 PM
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Default Re: Rear axle swap ABS issue

did u swap sensors from the other rear axle to the new one if so theres your issue
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