2008 Ford Escape Hybrid / ABS Light

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2008 Ford Escape Hybrid / ABS Light

Postby egon10psi - April 18th, 2017, 3:48 pm

2008 Ford Escape Hybrid 73k Miles

About a week ago I noticed the brakes were acting funny when I went to a complete stop. Then about 5 days ago the ABS light came on. I took it to have it scanned and it said LF Wheel sensor. So I bought a new one and switched it out. The light went off for about a day. Now it is back on again. Took it back and the scan said both "LF and RF input circuit failures."

If I restart the car the light stays off for a mile or two but then comes back on.

Any help would be greatly appreciated
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Re: 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid / ABS Light

Postby Jay2TheRescue - April 19th, 2017, 8:20 am

The problem wasn't your wheel sensor, it was the tone ring. (The part the sensor reads). What happens is rust eventually builds up on the shaft and cracks it. When cracked, the sensor receives erratic data. Change the tone ring, and your problem will go away.

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Re: 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid / ABS Light

Postby Squirrel - April 19th, 2017, 10:23 am

Agreed...my FEH was like that when I bought it. Replaced the tone ring ($7 part) and all is well again. :yahoo:
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Re: 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid / ABS Light

Postby Jay2TheRescue - April 19th, 2017, 5:50 pm

Yeah, mine too. I made the dealer fix mine.
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