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Old 10-20-2012, 07:00 PM   #1
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abs / check brakes light

driving in sand, 4 low, 4 high, my abs and check brake light comes on dash. Does it in sand every time I go, once re started after being in sand and back on the road, not an issue? Thought it may be due to wheel spin, but not sure?

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Old 10-20-2012, 07:30 PM   #2
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Re: abs / check brakes light

Does your ABS work? Mine was working sporadically and I had the opposite problem ('95 Quigley with 4 wheel ABS). On mine the ABS light was on until I went into 4wd, then it went off in either 4 high or 4 low. In my case, it turned out to be the ECU/valve body for the ABS. I don't know if that helps you at all?

I know the functioning can be checked with the Ford diagnostic socket, whatever it's called, OBD or something? In my case I found the valve unit for about half the Ford factory price online but it does have to be installed by someone with a special tool for setting it up.

If that's what your problem is, the whole repair, ECU and all was about a thousand. I know some folks have just ignored the problem but with a lifted, heavy vehicle I preferred to have a functioning ABS.
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:06 AM   #3
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Re: abs / check brakes light

It probably detecting too much difference in wheel speed among the tires. Once the light comes on, your ABS shuts off. That is not a bad thing on sand.
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:46 PM   #4
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Re: abs / check brakes light

I assumed it was from wheel slip/spin, which as you said, is fine.
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