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I am looking for a confirmation on diagnosing a problem with my abs on a 2004 ford f350 v10 xlt. 6 months ago my brakes were soft so I ran some hard breaking abs tests and the problem went away. Now I have the opposite problem. My brake pedal has high pressure so I raised the front and I could not turn the wheels. So I bled the brakes a little to release the pressure and it worked. I was able to turn the tire. Now, the pedal is tightening up again. I am not getting any errors codes from the abs module. any other test that I can perform? Any ideas? Thanks, Phil
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Hello my name is ***** ***** welcome to just answers! I will be assisting you with all of your vehicle questions today. Give me one moment while I review your question and come back with a answer. Please be aware I do not know your skill level or abilities so I will be asking a lot of questions and in a lot of cases we will respond to each other quite a lot before we find a solution. As far as phone calls are concerned that is the system prompting you, not me, and they do cost more money, I prefer text but in some cases a phone call is required. If I don’t answer right away or quickly in conversation I am helping another customer or have stepped out for a moment and will respond as soon as I can. Ok lets get started!

I would first start out by checking each caliper piston is working ok and the sliders are properly lubed, if thats ok perform the 1 man bleed with bottle and tube and see how it does after that

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
calipers are good and I did bleed the brakes and problem comes back. I believe it's an ABS problem.
Ford Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 4 months ago

do you have a check engine or abs light on?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
no chk engine or abs light
Ford Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 4 months ago

do you feel the abs activating? are the wheels hanging up? or is the pedal just hard?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
abs not activating and wheels are hanging up
Ford Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 4 months ago

I would next carefully check all the wheel speed sensors, wiring and speed rings, if these are ok you more than likely have a abd module or hcu issue

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Ford Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 3 months ago

Please let me know if you have any more questions.
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