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Old 02-05-2013, 01:21 PM
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I have a question about ABS... Last year, I replaced my rotors and brake pads for my front brakes. When I put it all back together, my ABS engages all the time from 10 mph - 6 mph. It started to mess up my rotors (not really bad), but enough! Finally, I removed the ABS fuse to get my ABS to stop engaging itself every time I braked.

About a month ago, I got a new ABS sensor for the driver's side, and installed it. Now... Every once-in-a-while when I brake and get to about 2 or 3 mph (just before coming to a complete stop), it engages, and pulls slightly to the left (and the light never comes on). It is not near as strong as it was before, but it's still a major pain!

I read around here, and someone said that it could be the wheel bearing... Is it possible that I need to clean around the sensor, or that the ABS is too tight.

I've also seen about the rear differential wheel sensor, but I don't know if that'll apply to my 05 xl 2wd.

Any feedback is appreciated. If all fails, I'll just remove the fuse.
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:18 PM
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I have a question about ABS... Last year, I replaced my rotors and brake pads for my front brakes. When I put it all back together, my ABS engages all the time from 10 mph - 6 mph. It started to mess up my rotors (not really bad), but enough! Finally, I removed the ABS fuse to get my ABS to stop engaging itself every time I braked.

About a month ago, I got a new ABS sensor for the driver's side, and installed it. Now... Every once-in-a-while when I brake and get to about 2 or 3 mph (just before coming to a complete stop), it engages, and pulls slightly to the left (and the light never comes on). It is not near as strong as it was before, but it's still a major pain!

I read around here, and someone said that it could be the wheel bearing... Is it possible that I need to clean around the sensor, or that the ABS is too tight.

I've also seen about the rear differential wheel sensor, but I don't know if that'll apply to my 05 xl 2wd.

Any feedback is appreciated. If all fails, I'll just remove the fuse.
This is currently happening to me. About once a week the drivers side front brake freaks out and pulls so hard to the left It's hard to control. Had to remove fuse after almost getting in an accident caused by the ABS system on that brake.
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