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After repairing a rear wheel bearing on an '07 dually and

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after repairing a rear wheel bearing on an '07 dually and putting on a new caliper (about 5k miles ago) the abs and brake light on the dash came on. I discovered the wheel bearing nut was a little loose so tightened it and put in new pads as they were ground down. when resetting the caliper I noticed a little fluid leaking out of one of the pistons when compressed. I have also been having an issue with the electronic*****not engaging. As of right now the abs and break light are still on and the 4wd still does not engage. Are these problems all related?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Joe replied 1 year ago.


Thank you for allowing me to assist you, my name is Joe and I will be happy to assist you with your concern today.

Fluid coming out of a caliper means that it does unfortunately need to be replaced.

In terms of the abs and brake lights being on you will need a professional scan tool to diagnose that, in some cases it will be a simple abs/wheel sensor but in order to properly diagnose the problem you will need a scan tool. Using the scan tool you will be able to enter abs and watch each sensor to see if they are working, a dead giveaway will be if one sensor is not reading which will require replacing.

It could be related and again you would need a scan tool to diagnose the 4wd problem by evaluating the codes stored.

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