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ABS PROBLEM? It happens maybe once in a 12 month spam, it lasts inconsistently, (at the longest), for about a day and 1/2?. My ABS brake light appears and I get a less than full performance from the brakes. It feels just slightly less than 100% when I first apply the brakes and when I get just about stopped, it feels, (in the peddle), like it slips into a groove, slows more and then a slight feeling of?,,? grabbing,? or jumping,?,.. like the pads are down to nothin? and the attachment rivets, (on the pads), are gouging into the disk or something,?. There?s also a slight noise that goes along with it. I shut the car off, turn it back on and the light is off. Sometimes it stays off and that?ll be it until a year or so. Or, sometimes the light is off, I apply some pressure to the brakes and, it kinda, makes a slight ?clunk? sound, (I can feel a slight drop in the pedal), and the problem persists. I changed the pads, went for 18 months or so happens,? no visible signs of damage or wear,.. It?s never there when I show it to a mechanic,? it?s drivin? me nuts,? any clue?,?.

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If this bothers you enough to spend money trying to fix it. and there are no abs codes a tech can find. i would replace the rear wheel speed sensor. located on top of the rear axle.if it irraticly reads a different speed than the front wheels. your abs will give you a drop in pedal and grinding feel or a pulsating pedal. i hope this is helpful. your problem is not one most people can figure out at home. trust your tech understands your prob and wants it fixed also. dont forget he is trying to get paid.good luck

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