2003 Ford Edge ABS

Tiny
DOGMAN1955
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  • 2003 FORD EDGE
  • 4.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 133,000 MILES
I suspect I have a bad abs sensor? The brakes are normal on dry roads but if the road gets wet my brakes barely work& make a strange noise. I had a complete brake job done last year, which didn't make any difference in my wet road problem.



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Sunday, September 14th, 2014 AT 5:50 PM

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Tiny
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The ABS shouldn't affect the brakes performance. Do you feel the ABS is engaging? Can you describe what happens?
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Sunday, September 14th, 2014 AT 7:25 PM
Tiny
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Yes i'm sure the abs is engaging. Instead of keeping me from skidding it causes the brakes to make a grinding noise, a noise similar to how my semi-truck sounds when it needs brake pads.
And it causes me to have almost no brakes at all. The pedal kicks-back or pulsates like it should. But having very close to zero brakes is not right.
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Monday, September 15th, 2014 AT 8:56 AM
Tiny
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Have you checked for trouble codes?
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Monday, September 15th, 2014 AT 10:12 AM
Tiny
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No I have not checked the ECM for codes.
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Monday, September 15th, 2014 AT 10:35 AM
Tiny
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The sound you described sounds like the ABS actuating. Either you have a bad sensor, a wiring issue, corrosion at the connection to the sensor, or there is a build up of dirt and the sensor can't do it's job. Check for codes so we can narrow it down to at least which wheel is causing the problem. If you continue to drive the vehicle, make sure not to tail gate and allow extra time to stop. It could be dangerous.
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Monday, September 15th, 2014 AT 6:19 PM
Tiny
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I checked for codes, there was no codes. The only time the light comes on is when you turn the key to on all the lights momentarily display as they should, The light doesn't comeon even when it acts up which is when the ABS activates.
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Friday, September 19th, 2014 AT 5:05 PM
Tiny
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Since there are no codes, a real time scanner is needed to see which sensor is causing the problem. You have a sensor that is bad, but since it still is sending a signal (even though it is the wrong signal) the computer thinks everything is okay.
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Friday, September 19th, 2014 AT 5:11 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the help. The saga of the Ranger will continue in a few weeks as i'm out of time for now.
Ken
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Saturday, September 20th, 2014 AT 8:19 AM
Tiny
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Let me know what you find, Ken.
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Saturday, September 20th, 2014 AT 6:31 PM

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