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?

160

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.

15 Answers

160

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

9 people found this helpful.

https://www.google.com/search? q=2001+Ford+Expedition+XLT+ABS+system&source=lnms&sa=X&ei=3Iu3 UpiZO- rJygGWmIH4BQ&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAA&biw=1152&bih=627&dpr=1.25#q= 2001+Ford+Expedition+XLT+ABS+system&tbm=shop

1 people found this helpful.

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

3 people found this helpful.

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

3,195

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.

6 people found this helpful.

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

2 people found this helpful.
160

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

2 people found this helpful.
160

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.

5 people found this helpful.

Yay~!

2 people found this helpful.

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~

1 people found this helpful.
2,775

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

5 people found this helpful.
80

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?

8 people found this helpful.
20

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

2 people found this helpful.
10

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.

1 people found this helpful.

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

Your Answer

Expedition

Looking for a Used Expedition in your area?

CarGurus has 21,326 nationwide Expedition listings starting at $1,000.

ZIP:

Ford Expedition Experts

  • #1
    T_S_T
    Reputation
    2,350
  • #2
    Larry Sturgis
    Reputation
    1,650
  • #3
    lightGear
    Reputation
    1,080
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Tahoe
542 Great Deals out of 36,646 listings starting at $1,299
Used Ford Explorer
810 Great Deals out of 65,131 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Suburban
343 Great Deals out of 22,387 listings starting at $1,132
Used Lincoln Navigator
87 Great Deals out of 3,885 listings starting at $1,250
Used Ford F-150
2,317 Great Deals out of 214,997 listings starting at $1,300
Used GMC Yukon
340 Great Deals out of 20,156 listings starting at $1,400
Used GMC Yukon XL
245 Great Deals out of 12,747 listings starting at $1,995
Used Cadillac Escalade
208 Great Deals out of 11,949 listings starting at $2,500
Used Toyota Sequoia
75 Great Deals out of 4,980 listings starting at $2,300
Used Dodge Durango
233 Great Deals out of 25,312 listings starting at $800
Used Ford Excursion
5 Great Deals out of 764 listings starting at $4,100
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
365 Great Deals out of 41,828 listings starting at $1,600
Used Toyota 4Runner
253 Great Deals out of 33,378 listings starting at $2,900

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Expedition XLT 4WD For Sale
1,645 listings starting at $45,843
2017 Ford Expedition XLT 4WD For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 644 listings starting at $23,999
2016 Ford Expedition XLT 4WD For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 227 listings starting at $22,800
2015 Ford Expedition XLT 4WD For Sale
100 listings starting at $21,000
2014 Ford Expedition XLT 4WD For Sale
68 listings starting at $12,990

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.