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Abs light on 1999 mercury sable

My ABS light comes on and off intermittently and I am not sure what that means exactly. My father-in-law just replaced the front brakes (disc) and replaced both rear brake boots (I think that is what it is called). I just bought the car 4 days ago it has 112k miles on it and am also having trouble with hesitation, I have already replaced the spark plugs, spark plug wires, cleaned the throttle body, fuel system cleaning (Berrymans - i think thats the brand - B 12 Fuel system cleaner) and ran nothing but premium gas in it since I've had it. I also just replaced the front oxygen sensor and the only thing that seemed to make a small difference was the plugs, but the hesitation is still there, especially when it is below 40 degrees outside. Any suggestions?

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ABS has nada to do with car hesitation. The blinking light may be indicating the presence of air in the lines or insufficient hydraulic pressure and/or improper bleeding. That has to be checked out

Hesitation could be caused by a fuel delivery issue, dirty injector, dirty fuel filter, bad fuel pump, computer settings or cold temp sensor for proper fuel mixture settings.

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Hesitation problems can be caused by a number of thing's on vehicle's with electronic fuel injection , not like the old days of carburetors where most likely it had a bad accelerator pump . Throttle position sensors (TPS) can get a worn spot that would act just like a bad accelerator pump . MAF sensors (mass air flow ) Can also cause Hesitation plus ruff running , bad fuel economy , a IAT sensor ,(intake air temp ) ECT - engine coolant temp. sensor can also cause this problem . Unless you want to replace all these parts i suggest you have it diagnosed by a qualified repair shop that has the electronic diagnostic tool to test it .
ABS light on , DTC- diagnostic trouble code could be set in the EBCM - electronic brake control module . could be a wheel speed sensor getting ready to fail .

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