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How common is it for the RABS sensor to go?


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My '95 2wd has an ABS light on, and the rears lock up super easy. its really annoying. My rear brakes are fine, tires are kinda worn but my '96 ranger pretty much had slicks at one point and it wasn't nowhere near this bad.

I know the 98 up trucks have issues with the VSS is the axle, Idk if the RABS sensor in the pre '98 trucks is problematic or not. I have an oscilloscope to check the signal coming out of it, unfortunately it looks really old and Idk how to use the damn thing. So what do you all think? I'm leaning towards the ABS valve it self but anyone else have these issues? Is there anyway to get codes from the ABS system on the 3rd gen trucks?
 


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It's common enough that I know a lot of guys who just throw sensors in at the drop of a code.

Do you have an ABS light on? If the light is on, a code is stored and can be retrieved with the right scanner. If you are getting a lock up without a light I'd look for a hydraulic issue.

If the light comes on when it locks up, that is normal, but unwanted activation. Check your sensors.
 


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