How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask CTFordTech Your Own Question

CTFordTech
CTFordTech, Ford Technician
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 4970
Experience:  Ford Master School Certified, Kia Elite School Certified, ASE Certified, A/C 609 Certified
Type Your Ford Question Here...
CTFordTech is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

2002 ford escape: ABS light came..Left Front..ABS Sensor..the garage

Resolved Question:

i have a 2002 ford escape. My ABS light came on so I took it to the mechanic and he informed me that I needed a Left Front ABS Sensor. I bought the part and replaced it myself and then took it back to the garage to get the code erased but..... to no avail. still coming up with the same code. any advice?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  CTFordTech replied 4 years ago.

Hello and Thank you for choosing Just Answer.

 

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.

CTFordTech, Ford Technician
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 4970
Experience: Ford Master School Certified, Kia Elite School Certified, ASE Certified, A/C 609 Certified
CTFordTech and 11 other Ford Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
If this is the case what do I need to do to fix it?
Expert:  CTFordTech replied 4 years ago.
You will need to replace the ring with a new one. They are fairly cheap for the part, but it is somewhat difficult to replace and a lot of the front suspension needs to be taken apart so the axle can be removed so teh new ring can be installed.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

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

Expert:  CTFordTech replied 4 years ago.

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.

 

graphic

 

If you need anything else, please let me know.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I will inspect the ring tomorrow and get back to you. Thanks
Expert:  CTFordTech replied 4 years ago.
Glad I could assist you today

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • AlvinC answered a question about my Ford truck that only someone with an in-depth knowledge of his subject would have known what was going on. Rich D USA
< Last | Next >
  • AlvinC answered a question about my Ford truck that only someone with an in-depth knowledge of his subject would have known what was going on. Rich D USA
  • Because of your expertise, you armed me with enough ammunition to win the battle with the dealer. They are installing a fuel filter and fuel pump at no charge to me. Molly USA
  • I needed help with my car on Saturday morning....got a response in 5 minutes, and it was the perfect solution. Thanks again to your service. Jason V. Kirkland, WA
  • I do know, after going though this with JustAnswer, that I can somewhat trust my mechanic but I will always contact you prior to going there. BR New Jersey
  • I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry. Stephanie P Elm City, NC
  • used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future. David L. Richmond, TX
  • 9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much. Phil Marysville, CA
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Ron

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    20942
    23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FO/fordguy4u/2011-12-17_222940_HPIM1257.64x64.JPG Ron's Avatar

    Ron

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    20942
    23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MU/muddyford/2012-6-13_1204_1.64x64.png Chris (aka- Moose)'s Avatar

    Chris (aka- Moose)

    Ford Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    22382
    16 years experience with Ford.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/JM/jmcdo28/2012-2-23_01655_resized.64x64.jpg John Mc's Avatar

    John Mc

    Ford Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    5493
    19 years Ford Lincoln Mercury experience
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/wmarti7/2009-4-18_04332_Avatar.jpg Chuck's Avatar

    Chuck

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    1684
    33 Years Experience,Ford Senior Master,ASE Master,L1 Advanced Engine Performance
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/CR/crzydrvr00/2013-11-3_12123_246347.64x64.jpg Richard's Avatar

    Richard

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    1518
    12 years at a Ford Lincoln/Mercury and Jaguar dealer as a technician and shop foreman.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/BA/baddad1/2014-4-1_23659_avatar.64x64.jpg Mike V.'s Avatar

    Mike V.

    Auto Service Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    789
    25 years experience on all makes and models, Licensed NYS Inspector.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/lostrider/2009-9-26_23144_php4VNWAA_c1PM1.jpg lostrider's Avatar

    lostrider

    Ford Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    2940
    ASE Master Technician, Ford Senior Master Technician,Diesel certified, ASE Master, 22 yrs FORD exp.