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    Little gears at rear axle

    Searched online, but no luck - what are the little gears on either side of the rear end housing. Attached are a couple of sensors of some sort.

    I am considering deleting these as not useful for my Ford truck / 3.8L SC project.

    Safe to eliminate?

    Thanks,
    John

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    The ABS tone rings.

    Sorry, first line posted from my phone, so I was a bit terse.

    Unless I miss my guess, you're talking about the ABS tone rings and the ABS sensors.

    And they're not on the diff, they're on the halfshaft (the tone rings). And the sensors don't attach to the tone rings, but to the diff.

    Safe to eliminate? I suppose, but why? Most anybody making replacement halfshafts will include them.

    OTOH, if you're bringing over the Teves Mk II ABS, you'll need them.

    RwP
    Last edited by RalphP; 01-19-2013 at 09:52 AM. Reason: More verbose answer

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    Thanks Ralph. I am eliminating the entire ABS system. looking to strip down as much as I can to relieve the truck frame from all that wire!

    John

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    I'd leave the gears and just pull the sensors.

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    sounds like a plan. More concerned about getting excess wires deleted, now that I know the engine functions without the ABS functions. Also looking at deleting the auto adjust shock wiring, as I wont have need for that either.

    John L.

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