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The brakes seem to go to the floor to get it stopped. Had the brake pads put in and now the teck says it is a little better (ha) says it would need ABS module to make complete repairs to brake system. how much is an ABS module and how difficult to repair?

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It's not cheap.... i'd suggest that they bleed the air from the brake system first... does the abs chatter or is the light on ?


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