Why does my Ford Explorer ABS light stay on?

Answer

The ABS light in a Ford Explorer comes on and stays on when there is a problem with the brake system or in cases where spark plugs are wearing thin. This light indicates there is an issue with stopping power that generates issues when trying to stop rapidly or in bad weather. An ABS light sometimes comes on just before engine failure but coincides with all lights turning on.

The antilock brake system or ABS is in charge of ensuring that the brake system does not lock up when trying to stop rapidly or in an emergency situation. In the old days, drivers needed to flutter the brakes or pump them to avoid locking. Modern systems do this automatically when the brake is depressed quickly and completely.

The ABS light in a Ford Explorer comes on and stays on in instances where this systems is not working. This occurs when the system shorts out or stops working altogether. This is an electrical interface and therefore relies on spark plugs and other solutions that generate power and maintain electronic systems. The ABS light indicates the system is offline, the sparks are dying or that the signal responsible for transmitting information between the system and the dash lights is wet.

Q&A Related to "Why does my Ford Explorer ABS light stay on?"
There is a problem with the Anit-Lock Brake System. There is a sensor in your back left and right tires that most likely went bad. When this happens, it won't let your ABS system
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_does_your_abs_light_...
1. Turn the ignition to the "on" position (the second position) on the ignition. 2. Open your Explorer's hood and loosen the retaining nut on the negative battery cable
http://www.ehow.com/how_6088428_reset-light-2000-f...
Hello David, You don't turn off the abs light. I'm not going to scold on the importance of this, however there is a safety problem here... I had a similar problem with my Subaru Legacy
http://www.fixya.com/cars/t10797859-2003_ford_expl...
It may be because you are braking.
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How+do+you+diagnose+brak...
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