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The Escape's are known to have ABS Tone rings that can break causing a gap that will cause the ABS light to come on. At the end of the axle, there is a ring that has teeth on it, Inspect the ring or any cracks.
So, I need to take the hub loose in order to get the half-shaft out to change the ring, correct? When I pull the half-shaft from the transmission I will lose fluid, correct? Should I drain down the transmission and change the filter and fluid? If so, any advice on what to replace the trans fluid with? Thanks
Yes, you need to remove the large nut holding the ale to the hub and also remove the bolt holding the lower ball joint in the control arm and then pop the ball joint out. It is a moderatlty difficult job to do. If you have not already, I would inspect the ring first to make sure it is cracked.
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