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Old 04-17-2006, 09:29 AM   #1
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My sensors for my breaks are dirty and I need to clean them, how would I go about doing this? I can tell because my warning lights turn on that say "Traction Off" and "Anti-lock breaks" Also, my car will cut off some power to the engine with traction on and act like the car is skidding on ice or something, so I assume that'* what it is. Anyway, how do I clean them? Thanks alot
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They are built in to the hub assemblies. The only thing you can do is pressure wash the back side of the hubs and hope it gets in there.

That warning light can be a dozen different things, some things costing nearly a grand to fix or replace. Start by checking your Wheel Speed Sensor connections for corrosion.

Only the dealer can diagnose this system, and typically charges 100 bucks for that.
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My knowledge is limited in this dept. How do I check my wheel speed sensors, what are they and where are they located? Thanks.

P.*. - This has been on and off for about 4-5 months. A guy who looked at my car originally told me he thought it might be the anti-lock break sensors were dirty and needed to be cleaned. Yesterday, when my girflriend and parents were in the car it was at it'* worst and most noticeable, perhaps because of the extra weight in the car?
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Jack the car up and support on stands.

Pull all 4 wheels and check the connectors that go to each wheel. Typically a gray/blue connector with two wires to each wheel area. Disconnect each and look at them for corrosion etc.

Then pressure wash from the backside each wheel/hub area to try and clean the sensors.
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Other than that, you cannot 'check' them yourself. A dealer must scan the system for codes.
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