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ABS LIGHT COMES ON(03,NOT A 02 ESCAPE)

CHANGED THE FRONT RIGHT ROTOR AND PADS AWHILE BACK.I DID HAVE A HARD TIME GETTING THE ROTOR OFF.NOTE THE CAR HAS 130,000 MILES ON IT

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Check the rear axles for a broken sensor ring. also check the front sensors to make sure nothing was disturbed when the brakes were changed

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