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Abs and tcl light came on ? - 2002 Mitsubishi Galant

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    Melinda Heitman Oct 18, 2014

    where are the sender's located?



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When the abs light comes on your anti-lock brakes will not work. the car is still safe to drive. you may have a bad wheel sensor. the tcl light is traction control. Advance auto or autozone can scan your car for free if they have the right tool. good luck

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

  • Melinda Heitman
    Melinda Heitman Oct 18, 2014

    where are the sencers located for the tcl and abs?



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