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When 'ABS" light comes on, vehicle has no power...

I thought that the rear brake was binding, but it is not. The brake pads
are still good., adjusted it. Still doing it very often. When the light comes on, the vehicle has no power especially on acceleration...

Any input will be greatly appreciated...

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If the abs light comes on, it means you have an abs issue. If you do, the brakes revert to normal power brakes with no ABS function.

WHen the vehicle has no power, do you feel the brakes slowing the car or do you hear the abs chattering?

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