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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-18-2019, 09:44 AM Thread Starter
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ABS Module Wire Removal

I have seen the post on removing the wire connector but mine won’t move. All I feel/hear is the plastic breaking. Help, please!
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The front one I presume? https://www.thenewx.org/forum/15-how...heel-hubs.html

They can get really sticky from dust holding the two pieces together. Spray some WD40 up into the sides of the connector and let it sit for a while. Note do not use PB blaster - it can melt certain plastics so I don't risk that on connectors.

If your replacing the bearing the new one will have that half of the connector - so take a look at the new one to get a better idea how it comes apart.

Also realize that the top half of the connector is the one mounted to the frame via a clip - so you need to push in on the release pin and pull the bottom part (Female portion) down. Unlike the how to - I see no reason to push anything into the connector. Cracking is very bad. Use something small like a tiny screwdriver to push the release and pull down on the female end only. I have needed to use plyers to pull on the female end - just make sure your gripping the half that gets replaced in case you do break it.

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Never mind. Busted it off, which is fitting for these pieces of junk.
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I was referring to the module where all the sensor wires go. I, like a lot of others, have no 4wd likely because the ABS light is on. I metered the wires and got <1 M ohm on two of them & 5 M ohm on the other two. I find it highly unlikely that two sensors went bad on the same day.
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I was actually referring to where the wires attach at the module. I metered out the sensors. The two at the top were < 1 M ohm and the two lower ones were about 5 M ohms. From other posts, that would be a front and rear for each. I don’t see how I had a front and rear fail on the same day. It worked fine on a Sunday and then wouldn’t engage the next day.
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Has anybody had any luck with the Harbor Freight ABS code scanners?
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You're talking about the harness at the ABS control module next to the brake booster? It's a single latch that pulls down and then you pull the harness off towards the front of the truck. It gets full of dirt and feels stuck but you just have to keep moving the latch up and down little by little until the sand is forced out.


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Well, my harbor freight scanner with abs reset didn’t work. It says it cleared the codes, but they pop right back up. That’s with the engine not even running. It shows 2 codes for the steering angle and one for the right rear wheel sensor.
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Update: Found left rear wheel sensor wire cut clean in two (my squirrel buddy again). Wires would not take solder. Wheel sensor read 0.467 M ohm. I twisted wires up, got a little bit of electric tape between & around them, and then smeared some liquid tape over it. ABS light went away and 4wd indicator went solid instead of blinking. I am not going to drive it till the liquid sets up.
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I've cleaned old cruddy wire that didn't want to take solder by soaking it in a salt and vinegar mixture until it looked clean. It took solder just fine afterwards.
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