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Abs light stays on and no braking power

My abs light stays on and I have no braking power. When I step on the brakes at times they skip and grind. I have repleced the rotors and the brake pads numerous times, the calibers are fine. I am told that you have to check each sensor at a cost of 80 per. Seems I am not the only one with this problem has anyone got any info as to what I can do. These vans should be recalled they are a constant problem, my transmission slips all the time, I have no interior lights the automatic doors quit working the front end groans like a old woman on a cold day. HELP!!!!!!

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Have you checked the master cylinder ? As this will cause the ABS lite to come on if it s bypassing inide. hope this helps as I have seen it many times. Good luck and remember to rate all solutions you get. Thanx
P.S. If you change the master cylinder remember to bench bleed it and be sure to transfer the rubber " O " ring from the old one to the new one ( located on the back side o the master cylinder ). Or you will have lots ofpedal and no stopping ower.

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