Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Cave Creek, AZ to Fayetteville, AR, back to Scottsdale, AZ
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An update from my original post:
Back in March, I replaced the rear axle shafts with Ten Factory Chromoly shafts after twisting the splines and bending the flange on the stock shafts. However, as soon as I swapped them out, the ABS and ESC lights came on. Puzzled, I picked up a new set of speed sensors from Mopar. No change, ABS and ESC lights still on. Tried using an OBD II diagnostic tool to erase any error codes. No errors, no change. Then took it to the dealership to see if their diagnostic equipment could point to something else. They came back with "it's the aftermarket axles that are causing the problem" (in spite the fact that Ten Factory uses Mopar tone-rings. At a loss, I contact Northridge4x4 (where I bought the axles) and talk to them about the problem. While they had never had an issue with Ten Factory axles - they sent our a replacement set at no cost. I explained to them I was in the process of moving, and it might be a few months before I'd have a place and tools to swap them out. They said "no problem".
Fast forward to "what have you done to your Jeep today" - and I finally got the chance to change them out. I took a close look at the tone rings, they looked fine. Even counted the teeth, and there were 52 on both the ones I pulled out and the replacements. Re-checked the sensors, and they looked to be within about 1/16th of an inch from the teeth. More dielectric grease on the plug ins, checked the condition of the wires leading to the sensors. Nothing seemed to be amiss.
At any rate, I didn't get a block away before the ABS and ESC lights went out. I'm still puzzled as to why, but happy the ABS and ESC are back in operation and the dash idiot lights are out. I can't speak more highly about Northridge4x4 - granted, I've spent bunch with them, but they still didn't have to do what they did. Kudos to Brian at Northridge4x4.