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ABS 01 Chevy Express Van Diesel. ABS light is on. I have cleaned the sensors on the front wheels but it remains on.

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Is it the ABS light alone or is the red brake light on also.
Your best bet will be to go to your local Auto Zone and ask to have your trouble codes read. They will do it for you at no charge. Write the codes down and reply back to me and we can start to diagnose the problem.
Good luck, let me know.
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