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09-12-2014 11:23 AM
sailor Moved to Brakes, Suspension & Chassis.
09-11-2014 09:17 PM
hero of tomorrow How did you pry them off without damaging them? I've taken out the old drum and got a new one but realized the new one doesn't come with a sensor. Thanks!
02-11-2013 09:34 AM
Alex2507 My mechanic threw that ring out with the old drums and the dealer doesn't sell them any longer. Any ideas on where I can obtain them for a 2000 SE 4 door with a 2.0L engine? TIA

Edit: Updated part # for that vehicle is 5S42Z2B384A

It's available at the dealer for $46
12-31-2012 12:43 PM
carlos1984 I just replace the drum, shoes and abs senor, my problem was that the old ring pointed out was destroyed on the old drums therefore i had to buy a new one from dealer. I am just wondering how long after the repair do the abs light stay on. I have only driven it a short distance.
12-16-2011 09:21 PM
timgrosjean Removed the ABS rings from the old drums and installed them in the new and am happy to say I no longer have either a ABS or brake warning light lit up. Thanks Focus Fanatics for saving me some loot and face as I was just about to call my mechanic whos pet peeve is fixing others mistakes.
12-15-2011 02:02 AM
Fucus-minded yep, those rings are read b the brake sensor...that most likely is your issue...happened to me 2 Xs, lol.
12-14-2011 12:26 AM
timgrosjean No I did not remove that ring from the old drums and put them on the new ones. Luckily for me I havent made a garbage run since changing the brakes. Think this will get rid of the brake light also? Plan on replacing those rings in the next couple of days. Will post the results when complete. Thanks for the tip Norcal, greatly appreciated. The Hayes repair man I was using said nothing about replacing the ABS ring when changing drums out.
12-13-2011 11:43 PM
norcalfocus01

See the ring with the rubber on it? Did you pull that off your old drum and put it on the new drum? If not, go dig your old drums out of the garbage and get them off. They should pry right off.

And don't worry this is a super common mistake for people to make.
12-13-2011 11:02 PM
timgrosjean Didnt disconnect any of the ABS sensors, I did however clean them with a alcohol pad as they looked to be dirty and covered with a film of brake cleaner/dust. Had to use a 4 jaw puller to remove the old drums and they came straight off. Dont think anything was damaged in the removal. The brakes work fine other than ABS being disabled no soft or spongy petal.
12-13-2011 10:22 PM
deadend9009 Did you disconnect any of the rear ABS sensors? Did you damage the ABS ring when taking off the drums?
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