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ABS & Brake Light stuck on - 1999 Ram 2500 4X4 CTD...?

Any suggestions where to start poking around?

I just bought a 1999 Ram 2500 SLT. It is 4WD. 5.9 Cummins. Automatic.

The Brake and ABS light are stuck on. I haven't had much time to poke around with it and see whats going on. But was hoping this was maybe a common issue with these trucks and a simple fix.

Any suggestions?

Thanks guys,

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Disconnect the negative battery cables and turn your lights on. Leave it for about 10 minutes and that should clear it up. I had the same problem on my truck once. They came on after I tried to put the truck in 4 Hi.

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I'd try the rear ABS sensor first. It's on the top of the rear differential. Just unplug it and remove the bolt holding it in, and then pull it out. Watch for the o-ring. There might be some metal shavings stuck to it as it's magnetic. You can try cleaning it off and reinstall it. That worked once for me, but I eventually had to replace the sensor. I had the same problem as you on my '98 12 valve 4X4. My truck has 4 wheel ABS.
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Thanks guys! Work all day tomorrow. Hope to have time Sunday to play around with it and get it straightened out.

Appreciate the fast responses. This is my first Dodge so wasn't sure what I was getting myself into here haha...

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Your speedo working?

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Speedo works fine.

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Sounds dumb but check your fuses also.

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Mine is stuck on too

Seems the guy I bought mine from swapped out the front hubs with non ABS units You can see ABS wires dangling down...

I heard some where you can replace the bearings in the "stock" hub with Timken bearings and rock on with out having to buy the whole unit.... Any body know what the deal is on that.?.?.?.

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Mine is stuck on too

Seems the guy I bought mine from swapped out the front hubs with non ABS units You can see ABS wires dangling down...

I heard some where you can replace the bearings in the "stock" hub with Timken bearings and rock on with out having to buy the whole unit.... Any body know what the deal is on that.?.?.?.
You'll spend more in shop time and parts than buying new ones. IMO

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Any suggestions where to start poking around?

I just bought a 1999 Ram 2500 SLT. It is 4WD. 5.9 Cummins. Automatic.

The Brake and ABS light are stuck on. I haven't had much time to poke around with it and see whats going on. But was hoping this was maybe a common issue with these trucks and a simple fix.

Any suggestions?

Thanks guys,

Joe


PS - The power difference going from a 1992 F350 7.3 IDI to a 99' Cummins with Hypertech, Cold Air, and 5" Stack is UNREAL...
Check the hub bearing for play... grab the wheel top and bottom, try to move it back and forth. You're looking for no movement.

Sounds like one of the sensors is toast. The front sensors are located on the hub. You just have to take the wheel, caliper and rotor off to get to it. I believe a 6mm allen is what you need to take it out.

They're about $60 to replace or if you have to replace the hubs, they come with it.
The rear is on the diff.

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The dealer has the scanner to read the codes for abs

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Your speedo working?

my abs and brake light are both on and my speedo dont work? any ideas

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