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ABS and Brake Light Are On

I have a 1993 Chevy Cavalier RS. I just got it on the road everything was working fine and then I turned off the vechile last night like normal. Woke up in the morning when to leave I started my car up and then like 2 seconds later it made a click noise just once and then the ABS and Brake light came on. I figured id shut it off and turn it back on again. It did the same thing. So I took it for a drive and everything seems to be working fine cept now my ABS dont work. The brakes work fine just No ABS. Im figuring its just a relay or sensor but i have no clue where they are even located. If anybody has any other ideas let me know cause im outta ideas cept the relay or sensor.

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I would lean towards a wheel speed sensor.

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