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Old 04-22-2018, 04:57 PM
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2008 FEH AWD

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- ABS Light Came on 5 months ago and code said LF wheel sensor
- I switched out the LF sensor
- It turned out to be a broken stater ring and not the wheel sensor
- I superglued the ring (lol) and that worked for 4 months until winter broke it
- I just paid to have the axle replaced
- ABS Light is still on (shop is telling me its the sensor again)
- Now Brake light on the dash is on
- Car is being jerky at low speeds and at stopping
- Gas pedal is now working intermittently and sometimes not at all which is obviously dangerous.


Thoughts? I haven't had the codes read since the Brake Light came on.

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
 
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Old 04-22-2018, 05:56 PM
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How's the brakes? Increased difficulty in braking? I'm not saying this is you to but it very easily could be. Here's where I am with the ABS light, same FEH as you, my codes are 1478, 1480 and U2023. I am officially diagnosed needing a new ABS, re: HCU, the fun (sarcasm) begins. The ABS is rolled into one unit; the market cornered, empty your wallet repair of $5,675. Ford has a Technical Service Bulletin (#SSM-45870) about this issue, but no recall. In order for a recall to be generated for the FEH, we MUST file complaints with Ford Corporate 1-800-392-3673, NHTSA 1-888-327-4236 and the Federal Trade Commission 1-877-382-4357 to get ANY action. So, it's great to communicate here, but useless if this is where you stop. My understanding is with a TSB, the dealerships are issued an allotment of funds to ease the financial burden, I am currently waiting to find out what that amount may be, supposed to hear something in the morning. Also, if I hadn't inquired about the TSB...the dealership wasn't going to tell. In my opinion, Ford will continue to deal with this on a case by case basis until NHTSA forces a recall, but that won't happen without the complaints. And I filed my complaint BEFORE the official diagnosis, so please don't wait, YOU could be the one that tips the recall. Hopefully, you will keep this forum informed of your journey and we can continue to share information that will be helpful to all of us.
 

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Old 04-22-2018, 06:02 PM
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It seems to brake fine still. Just hesitant at low speeds like it is trying to brake by itself. The gas pedal not working concerns me the most.

I have unplugged/replugged all of the ABS sensors and disconnected the negative side of the battery. Going to try to a hard reset to the computer to see if that helps. A long shot I know.
 
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Old 04-22-2018, 07:14 PM
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After the battery reset the Brake light on the dash is off. But nothing is fixed.

If I let the car just roll to a stop it will star jerking like the brakes are trying to engage by themselves.

I think I am just going to try the sensor one more time then get the codes checked.
 
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Old 04-23-2018, 05:38 AM
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Highly recommend the free FORscan diagnostic software and an inexpensive OBD2 adapter. Read your own codes and know what is going on.
 
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Old 04-23-2018, 05:29 PM
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Any other advice or scenarios?

I am going to have the shop switch out the LF wheel sensor one more time tomorrow and check the all of the pads and rotors. Hopefully we can fix this.
 
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Old 04-28-2018, 05:02 PM
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Thanks for the suggestion, getting one for Mother's Day.
 
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