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Old 03-02-2009, 10:18 PM   #1
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Should I be concerned? TCS and ABS light

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?


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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.
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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
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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
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holy crap what happened to the forum?
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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
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ok i'll play around with the speed sensor and check the fuses as well.
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more than likely as stated above the air gap is prolly to wide after putting the sensor back on. I would start there
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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?
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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
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