Traction control problem

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BILLY HUMBARGER
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  • 2006 FORD EXPLORER
  • 4.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 130,000 MILES
I just bought a 2006 Ford Explorer 4 wheel drive. On the way home the traction control light came on, then it started hesitating when I pressed on the gas peddle.
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Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 AT 8:17 PM

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Tiny
KEN
  • ADMIN
Hello,

It sounds like you have a front axle bearing that is going out which houses the ABS sensor. This will cause the ABS light to come on and the car to catch and hesitate.

Here is a guide to show you what you are in for when doing the job.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/bearing-hub-replacement

Here is what it will be like for your car (below)

Please let us know what you find.

Cheers, Ken
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Saturday, January 20th, 2018 AT 7:21 PM
Tiny
SCOTBERG
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  • 2005 FORD EXPLORER
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 780,000 MILES
I recently changed my spark plugs and I soon noticed my advtrac light is on. Could I have bumped or disconnected anything or is this unrelated? I worked in a GM dealership and still do my own work. What should I look for or is this a dealer only fix? Thank you, Scott Berger.
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Thursday, June 11th, 2020 AT 1:56 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Yes, this happens when you have a front ABS wheel speed sensor that is out. You can scan the system to see which one it is or just look for the one that got disconnected during the job.

Here is a video to help you see how to scan the system:

https://youtu.be/rTtAnsOlZU4

This guide can help you test the sensor without a scanner.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/abs-wheel-speed-sensor-test

Please let us know what happens.

Cheers, Joe
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Thursday, June 11th, 2020 AT 1:56 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ROYLYN
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Thanks you for the guides. I had a right front wheel sensor go out which caused the problem. I got a new one.
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