ABS system

Tiny
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  • 2004 FORD TAURUS
  • 3.0L
  • V6
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 150,000 MILES
ABS is engaged all the time with no ABS light on.
Rear brakes were recently done with spring kit and new adjusters.

How do I reset ABS system?
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Thursday, July 13th, 2017 AT 2:31 PM

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Tiny
STEVE W.
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Sounds like you have a bad speed sensor that is telling the ABS unit that one of the tires is locked up. You will need a scan tool to read the actual speeds from the sensors and see which sensor(s) are not reading correctly. It only takes a minor speed difference from a sensor to trigger this behavior.
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Thursday, July 13th, 2017 AT 5:03 PM
Tiny
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Sounds possible.
Rt rear adjuster was floating around in the drum.
Some teeth are damaged on trigger.
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Saturday, July 15th, 2017 AT 5:31 AM
Tiny
STEVE W.
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That would do it. The sensor is reading the damaged teeth on the tone ring differently and kicking on the ABS. I have seen this when a tone ring was damaged, even worse when one cracks. Thing that stinks is having to pull those hubs.
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Saturday, July 15th, 2017 AT 2:13 PM
Tiny
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How Can I disable abs?

And what happens when I do so?
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Sunday, July 16th, 2017 AT 6:45 AM
Tiny
STEVE W.
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Well you can pull the fuse for the ABS, it will stop working but the light will stay on all the time. The base brakes will still work fine, you just lose the ABS.
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Sunday, July 16th, 2017 AT 9:56 AM
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Does that affect anything else?
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Monday, July 17th, 2017 AT 12:44 AM
Tiny
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I am old school. We did just fine without abs.
I really don't care for abs.
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Monday, July 17th, 2017 AT 4:53 AM
Tiny
STEVE W.
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If it has traction control it will stop working as well as the ABS.
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Monday, July 17th, 2017 AT 8:34 AM
Tiny
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Engine compartment fuse?
Or in car fuse?
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Thursday, July 20th, 2017 AT 4:52 AM
Tiny
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Or can I unplug abs module pump or module valve?
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Thursday, July 20th, 2017 AT 4:54 AM
Tiny
STEVE W.
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The fuses should be in the battery junction box and tagged as ABS
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Thursday, July 20th, 2017 AT 6:17 AM

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