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2002 GJCL, ABS light came on today and stays on. Alsp smell gas.

Checked the Brake fluid and all is well. What else can I check? Can I still drive my car without any problems?

Also, at time when the care is turned on and idle I smell gas in and outside of the car. I looked underneath the car and see no visible leaks. What are you suggestions for that?

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If the ABS lights stays on it means the computer has detected a problem in the anti lock brake system and has shut it off until it is repaired. You still have your regular brakes, just not the ABS parts. Could the smell be exhaust gas?

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