05 ESCAPE 4 WHEEL DRIVE PROBLEMS

  • Tiny
  • j.stieg
  • 2005 Ford Escape
  • 134,000 miles

I am working on a 05 escape and the 4 wheel drive does not work. The ABS light comes on, and the 4 wheel drive light comes on and flashes. There is no shifter inside, it is automatic. I need to start troubleshooting, what should I check first?

Thursday, April 7th, 2011 AT 3:13 PM

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  • merlin2021
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Scan for codes with a tool that reads p b c and u codes
you have an abs problem and traction problem, both need the scanner to avoid replacing parts that aren't needed.

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Thursday, April 7th, 2011 AT 3:19 PM
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  • j.stieg
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My scanner will do powertrain codes and there are none. Whats the resistance on the wheel sensors. One wheel bearing sounds dry(is not hub assembly). Any wiring diagram would help. Thanks

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Thursday, April 7th, 2011 AT 3:53 PM
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  • merlin2021
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Ford wheel speed sensors are 800-2300 ohm. You really need to scan with a capable tool!

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Thursday, April 7th, 2011 AT 3:59 PM
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  • j.stieg
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I found the problem, ABS sens ring reluctor was cracked and came off shaft. Put new one on CV shaft and vehicle works fine.

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Friday, April 8th, 2011 AT 12:39 AM
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  • merlin2021
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Excellent!

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Friday, April 8th, 2011 AT 7:41 PM

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