I think my wheel speed sensor is bad

Tiny
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Hey all its been a while. My question is. I have a 2000 excursion and the abs light is on. Will a bad speed sensor cause my 4 wheel drive not to engage the shift motor? I think my wheel speed sensor is bad and my abs light is on.

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Friday, January 13th, 2012 AT 7:29 PM

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Tiny
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Yes, it will. It compares the speed of the axle vs. Speed of the car to know when to use the ABS. If the speed sensor is not communicating it will come on.

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Friday, January 13th, 2012 AT 7:37 PM
Tiny
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Ok so the 4 wheel drive won't engage the transfer case if I have a bad wheel sensor?

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Saturday, January 14th, 2012 AT 1:02 AM
Tiny
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That's not what I heard. I thought the question was will the ABS light come on if the sensor is bad. However, if it's push button 4wd I could see that causing a problem as well. But, typically the most common 4wd not engaging problems I have fixed are due to a bad vacuum line to the transfer case. Is your speed sensor known to be bad?

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Saturday, January 14th, 2012 AT 1:09 AM
Tiny
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I have code for right sensor fault. I replaced the shift motor last season and it has warn repacement hubs. Now when I put the selector in four wheel it doesn't go. Into four wheel drive.

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Saturday, January 14th, 2012 AT 1:19 AM
Tiny
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Lets start by replacing the wheel speed sensor, then clear the codes and get back to me. Thanks!

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Saturday, January 14th, 2012 AT 1:23 AM

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