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ABS light comes on and stays on after about 5 minutes of driving

Had the front brakes plus rotors installed last week. Where is the sending unit, is it on the axle, on the calliper can't seem to locate it. Also the parking brake indicator comes on and stays on with the ABS indicator. Hopefull someone has the answer to my problem.

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Gerry

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Sounds like an abs sensor or a pick up ring. The sensor is normally bolted to the hub assembly and the pick up ring is on the end of the drine shaft on the front or the back of the rear bearing hub on the rear. Bet you the garage who did your brakes knocked a sensor with a hammer and damaged the wire to one of the sensors.

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