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Yesterday I was exploring an area in Surrey with my brother...when we got stuck in a water filled sand hole! Yes, I got my 96 4.0 stuck...only because I became high centered.

Anyway, one Ford Ranger, one GMC 3/4 ton, one 1T tow truck and 2 hours later I was free! In the meantime, the water line was about 3 inches above the door and over 3/4 way up the tire. No water got in, but the wheels look like they were sandblasted (or three of them at least).

Now the ABS and TC lights stay on and ABS Fault and Traction Failure messages appear at 30kph. When I turn the RR off, the Traction Failure message appears again. I know that the ABS and TC are related to each other which might be the reason there both on.

THE MAJOR PROBLEM:
when I go faster than 30kph, I can hear the ABS clicking sound. There seems to be no pattern with the clicking sounds. When I use the brakes and slow to 30kph, the ABS kicks in for no reason. Twice while trying to make it home, I had to use the emergency brake because It felt like there was no brakes at all! 30kph seems to be the magic speed to cause this ABS issue. The RR WILL STOP, but not gracefully. Once stopped, speeding up again to 30kph the ABS clicking noise comes back and when slowing passed 30kpm, the ABS kicks in again.

Has this happened to anyone out there before?

Any ideas what the issue with the ABS could be? I would assume that the ABS sensors on the wheels would be water proof.
 

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An abs sensor probably got dislodged and needs to be pushed back into position... It happens more than it should. You really are luck your BECM wasn't destroyed.
 
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Super_Monster said:
Any ideas what the issue with the ABS could be? I would assume that the ABS sensors on the wheels would be water proof.
My first thought was the sensors. If you havent already, pull them, clean if necessary, and use some dielectric grease when reinstalling. My trucks seen lots of water and never had an issue with the sensors, you never know though.
 

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Is this an easy job to do,as I have TC and ABS fault that I have diagnosed as a sensor problem?

If its really as easy as unclipping cleaning and reclipping, I will give it a go...................
 

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lrscott said:
An abs sensor probably got dislodged and needs to be pushed back into position... It happens more than it should. You really are luck your BECM wasn't destroyed.
My guess too.
 

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thanks for the info about the wheel sensors. i hope i can access without removing the tires as one of the front tires is stuck on the hub pretty bad. i did have a look at the sensors on Sunday when i was washing the sand from the under carrage, and nothing looked out of place. but i will have a better look on this comming Saturday.

if it is just a sensor, will the BECM need to be reset to turn off the ABS and TC lights? ...or will the BECM know every thing is OK? my OBD code reader will not read ABS faults.
 
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if it is just a sensor, will the BECM need to be reset to turn off the ABS and TC lights? ...or will the BECM know every thing is OK? my OBD code reader will not read ABS faults.
If its a wheel speed sensor the lights will go out on their own, no reset required.
 

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Re: ABS Fault after getting stuck! FIXED

PROBLEM FIXED.

it was both front and one rear sensor has become dislogged. pushed back in, back to normal
 
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