03-02-2009, 11:18 PM
I replaced the drivers side rear knuckle last night/today. After driving the car for a few minutes the abs and tcs light came on. No cel. I'm assuming it has something to do with the wheel speed sensor? maybe? I remember tightening the bolt correctly and everything but who knows.
My brake fluid is fine and the car still stops normally when applying brakes. Should I be concerned. Obviously I am but I dont have time to look at it tonight and I have to drive 20miles to school tomorrow. Should it be good till i get home to look at it?
03-03-2009, 12:07 AM
an ABS light does not mean anything is wrong with your brakes mechanically. Simply your abs is not working. You might have damaged the wheel speed sensor or the tone ring. Also check air gap I don't have specs though. You will be fine but you will not have anti-lock braking or traction control.
03-03-2009, 12:43 AM
you will be fine as long as the roads are not ice and u don't have to slam on ur brakes, because u wont have abs or traction control tell u get it fixed
03-03-2009, 01:01 AM
oh come on. i have driven all my life without tc/abs and never had an issue. and millions of people have driven a car w/o abs at least once in their lifeq
03-03-2009, 01:04 AM
holy crap what happened to the forum?
03-03-2009, 01:28 AM
my car does not have traction control and never had to use abs (yet) but then again i live in the desert state not lot of snow, FWD has served me just fine, as for the forum i was just thinking the same think kinda shocked me
03-03-2009, 10:32 PM
ok i'll play around with the speed sensor and check the fuses as well.
03-03-2009, 10:36 PM
more than likely as stated above the air gap is prolly to wide after putting the sensor back on. I would start there
03-04-2009, 10:02 AM
what do you mean by air gap? Are you saying that there is too much of a gap between the sensor and the hub? How do you measure this?
03-04-2009, 10:25 AM
yes that is what the air gap is, the space between the sensor and the tone ring, if you have a feeler gauge use that, most of the time when you buy a new sensor it comes whit a shim to use for measurement. I cant tell you what the gap is excatly, but it has to be real friggin close to the tone ring
03-04-2009, 11:39 PM
alright, hopefully the portion of the knuckle where the sensor bolts to is the same thickness compared to the rusted knuckle i replaced
03-05-2009, 01:29 AM
it should be got to remember the sensor was put in before it rusted to beat heck
03-05-2009, 12:15 PM
i just looked at the old knuckle i took off. Realized that on the new piece i did not want to install the dust shield. Since the shield goes in between the spindle and knuckle would this difference cause the readings to be off?
03-05-2009, 12:25 PM
That is possible, that sheild if I am thinking of the right one acts sorta like a shim
03-05-2009, 01:27 PM
ok. I'll stop by the harware store after class and see if i can find a washer or some sort of spacer to place between the sensor and knuckle