What could cause my abs light to appear as well as a winding noise that won't stop even when the vehicle is shut off?

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Asked by Dec 22, 2013 at 07:57 PM about the 2001 Ford Expedition XLT 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I went to drive my 2001 Ford Expedition XLT today and I noticed the abs light was on. I didn't think much of it and figured it would go back off. Well needless to say it didn't. A minute or two later I noticed a winding noise on the driver side by the tire. I arrived to my destination and shut the truck off but the noise persisted. I've checked fuses and seeked help from auto part stores and I still cannot figure out what it is.

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I can only stop it by disconnecting the battery terminals which tells me its electrical but I'm clueless as to what it is.

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okay there are wheel sensors and an xfer/tranny sensor too~

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no blinking light? have someone pull that wheel and inspect...could be a sensor out of place there~

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a worn front well bearing can cause abs light to come on and cause a howling noise but the noise stops when vehicle is not moving.you might have more than one problem.you could pull each fuse one at a time and when the noise stops u could look in your trucks manual to see what that fuse powers and find your problem that way.

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Clear the codes...after reading the codes....with your fifteen dollar handheld device~ then tell us which numbers it says~

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the port to do the readings is broke. Found that out when I went to get it checked out for the check engine light. The previous owner had to have messed it up

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and no blinking light. the only thing that's on is the abs light now. the check engine light is off as well now. But I had the battery unhooked so now it's just the abs light that's on and its not blinking.

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Yay~!

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you might look in your owner's manual for a way of shutting this thing off with holding the tripodometer...switchin' it off and on...? ,,,,look in your book~

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mine did the same thing its a hub that damaged the abs sensor... changed hub problem gone. hope this helps..... merry xmas all

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What could cause my abs light to appear as well as a winding noise that won't stop even when the vehicle is shut off? will it leave me stranded?

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I have a ford expedition xlt too, did you ever figure out What the problem really was?

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I have a 2000 expedition xlt and mine is doing the same thing and ive been told it is my abs pump. May be a relay or the pump itself. But with it not stopping when i shut the key off leads me to think the relay may have gotten hot and possibly welded itself causing a constant current going to the pump. Will be checking this out when rain stops.

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If your abs control module goes out, your abs pump will continue to run and burn up. Pull the fuse to shut it off and replace the module

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