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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-04-07, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
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Front ABS Sensor - why so expensive?

I have a 97 4wd XLT with the ABS light on.

A buddy at a garage put a meter on it and found L front Speed sensor bad.

Napa can get the rear sensor for $15 but the front sensor that looks very similar is a dealer-only item for $160 - not a typo!!

It is a Motorcraft BRAB 115.

Carquest can get me a hub with sensor for $120 - but not just the sensor.


Anybody know of alternatives?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-05-07, 08:38 AM
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Re: Front ABS Sensor - why so expensive?

The wheel speed sensor is not replacable by itself.... it comes as part of a sealed hub/bearing/sensor unit.
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Re: Front ABS Sensor - why so expensive?

Sure it is replaceable!

The first thing I did was take it out to inspect it for metal shavings & cable damage - it took me 10 minutes to get it off.
Motorcraft sell the sensor as the BRAB 115 - without the hub.

I can get an aftermarket hub with a sensor and I can get aftermarket sensors ( for $15) - but only the similar looking rear sensor.

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Re: Front ABS Sensor - why so expensive?

had same problem and was not able to get just the sensor anywhere. had to get hub/bearing assembly with sensor $180. easy diy in about 1 hour.
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