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Old 01-05-2019, 02:50 PM
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Default ABS Sensor Error Tone Ring?

Hey guys, I got a 06 Ridgeline, after replacing the front right ABS sensor the light came back on after several days and highway driving.

I am thinking the tone ring may be corroded or damaged. I can't seem to find it online.

Is the tone ring built in to the axle? Is it available separately?


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Old 01-05-2019, 03:08 PM
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Honda no longer used the ABS tone ring (pulser) on the front axle like previous generation Hondas. Some axles won’t even have it. The magnetic encoder is incorporated into the wheel bearing. The ABS system uses sensors to pick up a signal from the magnetic encoder on the wheel bearing. Even if the axle has an ABS tone ring on it, it may not serve any functional purpose.

Is there anything that happened before the trouble code?
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Originally Posted by tech8 View Post
Honda no longer used the ABS tone ring (pulser) on the front axle like previous generation Hondas. Some axles won’t even have it. The magnetic encoder is incorporated into the wheel bearing. The ABS system uses sensors to pick up a signal from the magnetic encoder on the wheel bearing. Even if the axle has an ABS tone ring on it, it may not serve any functional purpose.

Is there anything that happened before the trouble code?

Gotcha, the wheel bearing is a press in type, didn't know they read from that. I usually see a tone ring which is the problem is the sensor isn't it. I didn't see anything but it does appear that the axle was replaced previously so I assumed there was a problem with the tone ring or someone left it off when installing the new axle.

No issues previously, ABS/Traction lights are on, replaced the sensor and it was fine until driven on the highway and the lights came back on. There Was heavy rust and corrosion on the spindle so maybe the bearing is trashed too.






Edit: Clearly you are correct, the bearing has the magnetic pickup. Appreciate your time and prompt response. Time to order a new bearing.

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