ABS Light on after CV service

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I think I'm getting hosed by the dealer. I didn't have the time to service my CV boots (one tore last weekend so it need to be done) to damn busy at work.

That being said when I went to pick up the LC yesterday the ABS light was lit.

I thought ok they may have damaged the ABS sensor on the caliper and they should replace. I get a call from the dealer and they said that its a ABS sensor in the transmission???? Could that really be the case????

I'm calling BS.. the service manual does not show anything like that....the ABS sensors are on the wheel....right???
 
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Ditto, your dealer is coming at you without the courtesy of vaseline. Get them to replace the sensor and if the light goes out they pay, if not then still get them to pay since the light was off when you dropped it off.
 
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They f-up mine also .told me the light was on when I took truck in .truck was in for alignment.I replace it in the end myself.Never been back.
 

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Sounds like BS to me. They're easy to hit when you're putting everything back together if you're not careful. I bet they weren't careful!
 
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Sometimes they get left unplugged, the plugs are in the engine bay and the wires are easy to inspect. Just poke around in there and see what you find, may be something easy, or may be some obvious negligence. Either way you can have a more informed conversation.

Keep in mind as well, especially at a Toyota dealer, the service writers don't have to know cars as well as a mechanic, so he may be hat dumb and not intentionally trying to screw you.

Keep us updated.
 
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Here's what you're looking for. At best, it's disconnected at the hub or on top of the inside of the fender. At worst, the wire has been stretched or broken.

I ruined one of my ABS sensors trying to remove it from the hub while completing a DIY CV reboot (that was an expensive lesson). I now know to disconnect it from the fender, remove all the brackets holding it in place along its path to the hub, and feed the slack to the steering knuckle so that it can be swung out of the way.

Use the diagram to have a look and report back. Hoping for the best.
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Suggest you check that the sensor cable is plugged in at both ends, as ENGINE er suggested.
If it is not, plug it in. In either case, suggest you clear the code then drive the car. If the ABS light comes back on then you take it back in and ask them to fix what they broke during the service work.
If the ABS light does not come on, then you are good to go. Either way they should never have released the car with an ABS light set. If it gets ugly, try saying something about a member of your family who works for the local newspaper asking you about how this turned out. Heh!

Here are the steps to clear the ABS light [note these steps are specific the 1999 model]
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(1) Using SST, connect terminals Tc and E1 of DLC1 [SST = the wire link shown in the second pic]
and remove the short pin from DLC1. [short pin = the flat silver link plugged into the left side two terminals of the DLC1 when you open the lid.]
SST 09843−18020
(2) Turn the ignition switch ON.
(3) Clear the DTC stored in ECU by depressing the
brake pedal 8 or more times within 5 seconds.
(4) Check that the warning light shows the normal
code.
(5) Remove the SST from the terminals of DLC1.
SST 09843−18020
(6) Connect the short pin to DLC1.
 

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