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Most common ABS problems — ABS light on

ABS problems — ABS light on How to diagnose and fix ABS problems Here are the most common ABS problems: • Metallic debris on the face of the wheel speed sensor • Cracked tone ring or chipped teeth on the tone ring • Excessive air gap between the tone ring and wheel speed sensor, usually caused by rust buildup under the sensor • Metallic debris buildup on the multi-pole magnetic ring • Broken or failed wheel speed sensor • Broken or intermittent wiring harness from the wheel speed sensor to … Read More

Toyota ABS goes off with no snow or ice

Fix Toyota ABS that goes off with no snow or ice If your ABS system activates while slowing down, but there’s not snow or ice on the road, you may think you have a bad wheel speed sensor. You might. But you should first examine the toothed “tone” ring for chips, cracks, scratches, and even rust buildup. All vehicles using a tone ring can be sensitive to those kinds of ABS problems. But it seems Toyotas are extra sensitive. As the tone ring turns, each tooth induces or interrupts (depending … Read More

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