Hey Scotty, love your youtube channel - watch most of your videos. I have a 2000 Toyota Avalon with 193000 miles with an automatic transmission. About 2 months ago I paid a guy to replace the rear…

jacob2i

Hey Scotty, love your youtube channel - watch most of your videos.
I have a 2000 Toyota Avalon with 193000 miles with an automatic transmission.
About 2 months ago I paid a guy to replace the rear struts. While doing this, he dropped the axle on the rear right passenger side and tore the ABS Sensor cable at the sensor.
So I went on Amazon and bought a sensor and replaced it myself but the ABS light was still on. So I bought another on Amazon and replaced that one too. Light still on. I have a scan tool "Big Banana" that does pretty good with engine codes but it doesn't read the ABS stuff. Neither does a mechanic's I took it to. I found one of your videos that said you can reset the computer stuff by taking the battery cables off and draining the residual electricity by leaving the headlights on for 5 minutes. I tried that but the ABS light remains on.
So I went to a junk yard and got a original ABS sensor and put that on. Attempted the reset but the light remains on still.
The thought came to me that maybe the genius who tore the rear right ABS Sensor wire also messed up the driver side rear sensor wire too doing the same thing. I'm thinking he stretched the wire but did not visibly break it.
My question is, how can I run a test to see which ABS sensor is still failing? I saw a youtube video where you can have the ABS light on the dash blink a certain number of times to see which sensor was bad but I couldn't get that to work for me.
Any suggestions?

Comments (5)
No. 1-1
PulsarNXCAM
PulsarNXCAM

Alright first, You stated that you replaced one of the ABS sensors after the mechanic replaced the rear struts and dropped the rear right axle tearing the sensor cable. My thought is when he dropped the axle he stretched the cable not only on the sensor it self ,but may have also weakened the connection on the ABS Control Module in the vehicle. I have a ABS scan tool I bought Because my Mazda 6 had similar issues. and turned out it was the ABS module connector in the unit. The tool also scans engine and transmission codes. I love it and it's cheap, but always look at all the wiring before replacing the controller its usually hundreds to thousands of dollars to replace plus you need to have the unit relearn the drive pattern
Here's a link