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5.0 04-14-2013 02:32 PM

Abs question
Does anybody know what would happen if I put new axles in without an abs ring? I have a 95 mustang gt and I'm thinking about replacing my old ones for some alloys but I don't want to go through pressing on new rings if I don't need them. I know it won't be as safe but I just need to know if the car will brake normaly and not have the wheels lock up for no reason. Thanks for any help!

poncho62 04-14-2013 04:17 PM

Your ABS light will stay on........Putting those rings on is not hard....I just tap them on with a hammer....carefuly

5.0 04-14-2013 04:25 PM

So the light would just stay on, you don't think it would cause any normal braking issues?

poncho62 04-14-2013 04:44 PM

Not positive....My son in laws Ford Focus had a bad ring...He had to take the ABS fuse out until we replaced the ring, as it did act funny. My 2005 Chevy had a bad sensor and it didnt affect the braking, the ABS just didnt work. Not sure what your 95 might do

5.0 04-14-2013 06:08 PM

What was happening with his car? When y'all took the fuse out did it stop having issues? I'm thinking that if I have problems I'll just remove the sensors. Think that would help? Sorry if I sound dumb but I don't fully understand how all the abs works.

poncho62 04-14-2013 06:34 PM

With the fuse in, his ABS would kick in when he braked...When he took the fuse out, it seemed to act as if there was no he told me anyways......but, his ABS and brake light in the dash was on all the time until we put the new sensor ring on.

LATECH 04-14-2013 06:46 PM

Pulling the ABS fuse will disable the ABS function, reverting back to the base system.
A missing tone ring will defaul to the base system, a bad speed sensor will also default to the base system.
Now a speed sensor that intermittently drops a signal or causes signal clarity deviation ....thats a different story.
i have had GM products that activate the ABS at a low speed stop say of 6-7 miles an hour making it difficult to stop on time. I almost drove through a few fences with those. Sometimes a loose/worn wheel bearing can create enough wobble in the signal that is causes an issue like that, also lots of brake grindings, pad material...ferrous buildup .... can skew the square wave generated at the WSS and ske the signal enough to activate the ABS to dump or apply pressure in an undesireable way.
Nothing live driving through the back of the garage or how about the transport guy who loads one on the top deck, just to find out the ABS wont let him stop.....:smash::smash::smash::pain::pain::pain::e vil::evil::evil::pimp::pimp::pimp:

5.0 04-14-2013 06:57 PM

Thanks for all the help guys! So just to be clear, all I have to do is find the abs fuse and pull it and then there will be no more abs? Y'all haven't heard of any other issues coming from that?

Valkyrie5.7 04-14-2013 07:14 PM

My business partner disabled the ABS in his 96 Crown Vic to defeat the traction control that was tied into the ABS system. As said before, the ABS light was on the whole time but there was no other issues he had for the rest of the time he owned the car, which was around five years.

My 96 GT came from the factory without ABS. In the time I owned it, I made one panic stop and it was a hairy situation. It was a 60mph lockup entering an on-ramp when someone passed by me in the single lane at a very high speed. I had to brake to avoid rear-ending them and I must have slid for half the exit lane. Ruined my tires. If you do it, take the time to relearn the driving dynamics, especially if it's a sporty car that you're going to be driving in a sporty manner.

5.0 04-14-2013 07:21 PM

How exactly did he disable his abs? Did he pull the fuse?

Valkyrie5.7 04-14-2013 07:46 PM


Originally Posted by 5.0 (Post 1666475)
How exactly did he disable his abs? Did he pull the fuse?

Yeah, sorry should have specified.

air1514 04-15-2013 03:12 AM

lstech- how about hitting a concrete pole in home depo parking lot,lol. that's what happened when my abs wouldn't let me stop. turns out, I had a wheel bearing about to come apart.

air1514 04-15-2013 03:16 AM

abs spoils us in our driving habits. if you pull the fuse, you will end up forgetting about it and then hit the brakes real hard because of a tailgater (ask how I know) and almost crash. wont want to do that but once!

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