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Car skids often, after brake repair

The rear brake line was replaced. When I got the car back, it didn't brake like it used to. It skids often (even using the brakes up hills).
I wonder how to check if the ABS is working?
It was repaired at a shop too far away for me to return it, so I want to fix it myself, if I can.

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There are wheel speed sensors on each eheel that are needing adjustment. Probably disturbed or not set on brake when brakes were done. Suggest you take to any brake shop and have them checked. and adjusted. The cost should be minimal, but ask first.

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