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Salvage car w/ ABS light on; left front sensor doesn't provide signal to ABS scanner machine to pass a brake and light inspection

I'm in San Diego, CA. I have a salvage 2009 Toyota Matrix and the ABS computer doesn't give a signal for the left front (side) sensor. I know someone who is an ABS specialist, but he's unfamiliar with the 2009 model and his ABS scanner only reads up to 2008 models. The ABS light is on and I need to get this problem fixed before the Highway Patrol will OK the car for registration. Please advise

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  • himoonbaby May 20, 2009

    thank you so much. I will check that out tomorrow. God bless u



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You need to check for ac voltage coming from the wheel speed sensor if there is no voltage it is bad

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