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ABS light My ABS light comes on after I drive for awhile and stays on. Do you know what caused it to do that? Started after I was stuck in deep snow and used 4 wheel to get out..

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    the system stores trouble codes, have it tested.

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Likely a abs sensor at the wheel

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