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Old 05-03-2011, 12:45   #1 (permalink)
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Warning lights come on when going above 65 mph. 2006 Ford Explorer

The car is running fine but I notice every time I go above 65 MPH the traction control light, ABS light, and wrench (check engine) light come on. The warning lights go off once I restart the car. Does anyone know what could be wrong?
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Re: Warning lights come on when going above 65 mph. 2006 Ford Explorer

Are the tires all the same size? You could have Autozone see it they can pull any codes. No charge for that.
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Yeah, all the tires are the same size. They were all replaced at the same time about a year ago. I'm guessing it may be a bad sensor?
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Re: Warning lights come on when going above 65 mph. 2006 Ford Explorer

It sounds like you may have a bad/out of adjustment wheel speed sensor(s). They are speed dependent and if damaged or knocked out of adjustment by road debris and such, I have heard they can go goofy. BUT, sometimes they just need to be cleaned. Brake cleaner works well for this. The traction control and abs system work together hence the 2 trouble lights you are getting and of course the "wrench" indicating a code because of the first two lights.

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Hopefully I got this right....

And I agree with Bert. Now that your car has tripped a code, get that code read.




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