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2008 ford escape abs and traction control light is on, if the car sets over night the traction control light and abs lite doesn't come on until a few minutes and after the car sits around awhile the back brakes make a grounding for a few minutes and when that happens the abs and traction control light doesn't come on ,the abs sensors have been changed in the rear,the brake pads have been changed.

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2008 Escape has a terrible reputation for ABS light and traction control light being. All due to broken ABS tone ring cracked and out of position flopping on frt bearing. Go to local AutoZone store and they will scan this to find which wheel has the broken tone ring. The replacement ring is cheap in the $7 range. It is labor that will sicken you as this ring must be pressed on after the front half shaft is removed. Not a driveway job if you are considering DYI.

Posted on Feb 26, 2013

  • Chris Mar 01, 2013

    Update to ABS tone ring replacement...I had a local mechanic replace the ABS tone ring last Autumn. The ring was cheap but labor to press onto half shaft was $120. I also had to replace the ABS sensor from being banged up by loose ABS ring. It's March and ABS light is back on! After some inspection I found the new ring had worked its way off of seat and made contact with ABS wheel sensor ruining it. I now plan on replacing half shaft and sensor. Aftermarket rings don't stay in place. Save yourself the headache and buy a half shaft for $50 and have it installed for $45. I hate doing the same job 2x.

  • Matt Frank
    Matt Frank Mar 01, 2017

    silly question here. half shaft? like drive shaft? I'm having the same issue and am trying to get it fixed now, just looking for some lamens terms. not a huge car guy but i know enough to understand with a little different terms. plz help

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SOURCE: low break pedal ,abs and traction light is on

worn out pads or rotor, possible broken abs cable to brake. first check to see if all 4 are connected. all ore on back side of brake dust shield. than check to see if the brakes are worn last is the rotors. also see if there is a recall on the brake and battery re charge system.

Posted on Feb 16, 2010

Anonymous

SOURCE: 2008 escape , on dry

Have it checked for codes

You have an ABS System Failure

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SOURCE: ABS & traction control just went out on 2008 Ford Escape.

Chances are it is a bad ABS sensor. Need to get scanned to know for sure and which one.
Not much i know but I hope that helps.

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SOURCE: 2008 what does the traction button do

It does both

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