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Eliminating the RABS Valve

Has anyone eliminated the RABS Valve? If so, post some pics. Also what is your opinion of the elimination. Did it set any codes or illuminate any dash lights?

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Re: Eliminating the RABS Valve

It will set a code and ABS light. I have built a bypass line before for testing. Not too bad to do it you can flare brake line or get correct size adapters to adapt a short premade line. Bypass it and keep it plugged in and the computer will never know.
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Re: Eliminating the RABS Valve

Billy, did you go ahead & bypass it? Im thinking of doing the same?

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Re: Eliminating the RABS Valve

What is the reason for doing this? I had a leak in the outgoing line right by the fitting, it set off the ABS light until I replaced the whole line and fixed the leak.

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What is the reason for doing this?
$$$$$ and RABS isnt true pulsating ABS. it dumps the pressure to the rear brakes in the event of the rear wheels locking up. ie. NO BRAKES when youre trying to STOP.

a reman valve, my cost, is over $100. if i can bypass it for a few bucks, or disable it for free (remove spring?) then i will. it will give me true, non ABS, stop when you mash the pedal, brakes. and that I like.

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Re: Eliminating the RABS Valve

i hate abs, i always remove the fuse and live with the light.
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my light randomly comes on and off what does that mean?

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Re: Eliminating the RABS Valve

Wish you could do that with a 6.0 but as soon as you pull the fuse you loose your speedo

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my light randomly comes on and off what does that mean?
pull the codes when its on.

un do the connector under glove box. single wire. one end its red, other is black with orange tracer. ground black wire for a cpl seconds and ABS light will start flashing. count the flashes, including the last long one.

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Re: Eliminating the RABS Valve

will try it tomorrow! thanks for heads up i didnt realize i could do that on a ford. on another note our right the abs sucks had a 96 ranger i trash cause my abs failed...airbags didnt work either.

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