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Old 12-14-2010, 05:48 PM
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My ABS light came on. I had it checked and was told it was the right rear bearing hub. Not having the $300 to pay the shop for the repair I searched out the part and got it for $230 less than what they were saying it would cost. after replacing the bearing The ABS Light will still not go off. They want another $50 to reset it. is there a procedure for resetting it that I can do that does not involve paying someone each time I replace something?

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Old 12-14-2010, 09:10 PM
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disconnect battery for a about 5 minutes
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Old 12-15-2010, 12:02 AM
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I tried that and it did not work.
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Old 12-15-2010, 07:51 AM
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Should reset itself if fault/problem is fixed.

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did you pull off both cables?
once you pull em off try clamping them together for cpl mins.
put a rag across top of battery to prevent cables from touching posts as they will want to go back to their original positions

OR as Jumpdrive has posted the problem still exists
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:11 AM
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Did your hub assembly come with a new wheel speed sensor? It's the 3 foot wire that comes out the rear of the hub. If not, then you still have a problem because it is the sensor that fails, the hub just has the tone wheel in it. Never seen one of those go bad. When you repair the cause of the code, the light will go out on it's own. It only illuminates for active codes. There will be a stored code in the ABS module but the lamp will go out.
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Old 12-30-2010, 08:49 AM
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I have same problem as Travisg96. I have replaced the hub assembly and the wheel speed sensor (wiring). ABS light is still on. My code was also is right rear sensor. Also disconnected battery for about 10 minutes to reset but this did not work. My ABS light stayed on before I moved the van.

Very frustrated. Any ideas????
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did you get a speed sensor circuit code or a speed sensor signal code?
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Old 12-30-2010, 01:42 PM
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If the problem was fixed, the light woiuld go off. Airbag modules operate the same way.
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:25 PM
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Here is a method that works on our 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. Start vehicle, put foot on brake and do not remove. Back the van up while turning the steering wheel all the way to the right. Keeping your foot on the brake put the vehicle in drive and pull forward while straightening the wheel. Obviously you will have to ease up on the brake a bit to move forward, just dont take your foot off, the brake lights must be on. Once you are driving straight take your foot off the brake, turn and brake again. Parking lot works well for this, back out of your parking spot, turn the wheel to go straight, go forward. Sounds dumb but it works on ours which has a phantom ABS light with no codes set.
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Here is a method that works on our 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. Start vehicle, put foot on brake and do not remove. Back the van up while turning the steering wheel all the way to the right. Keeping your foot on the brake put the vehicle in drive and pull forward while straightening the wheel. Obviously you will have to ease up on the brake a bit to move forward, just dont take your foot off, the brake lights must be on. Once you are driving straight take your foot off the brake, turn and brake again. Parking lot works well for this, back out of your parking spot, turn the wheel to go straight, go forward. Sounds dumb but it works on ours which has a phantom ABS light with no codes set.

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I had the same problem. The right rear wheel speed sensor was bad. I went to Carquest bought the sensor for about 29.00. Replaced the sensor,as soon as I backed up about 10 feet the ABS lamp went out,it has never been back on. The Shop that you went to might have told you that the bearing was bad,but it might have been the sensor the hole time. Most of the time when a bearing is going bad you hear it,sounds like a tire that is cupped up real bad roaring sound
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I don't know the exact code that was read, other than RR Speed Sensor. I have since replaced, and still have ABS light on. I have taken to two shops that have both said no codes are shown and have cleared the light. In both cases as soon as I start rolling at maybe 5 mph the light comes back on. I'm puzzled. I may have to bite the bullet and take it to the Dodge dealer.
Any ideas are greatly appreciated.

But first I'll try the hold brake backup sequence. Sounds off the wall but I'll give it a try and post my results.
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How can they reset the light when there are no codes? That sounds a little strange. Sensor input does not register below 5MPH, that's when the speed sensor is throwing a fault. It sounds like those shops have a scan tool issue and can't read it.
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Old 01-05-2011, 09:13 AM
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Both shops that read the code were Express Oil Change, w/ the repair facilities. The first guy fiddled with the scanner for a few minutes, he was puzzled too that the light was on but the scanner indicated no codes. I told him I had replaced the RR Speed Sensor. His thoughs were it had to be cleared by the scan tool. He was able to clear it, I had no ABS light until I rolled through the parking lot, at maybe 5 mph, then I get the tone/ding and ABS light comes on.
The second guy, at a different shop is basically the same story.

That's why I'll probably take it to the Dodge dealer, I don't have an independent shop that I'm comfortable with the expertise level for a quirky ABS code.

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Good call. Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and go somewhere with people that have a clue.
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so you only change rr sensor? hub unit is the same?
perhaps problem lies in the hub?

if the lighsts on there IS a code, question is can it be read?
im guessing the scanners at the places youve beeen dont have the ability to read ABS codes
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my abs light come on in my 2000 dodge caravan what could be wrong with it
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my abs light come on in my 2000 dodge caravan what could be wrong with it
There is a fault in the system and it needs to be scanned to figure out where to start looking.
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