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1998 Ford Contour ABS light and one wheel partially braking

2000 ford contour when driving my brake light and abs light comes on then my car just dies 1998 Ford Contour - after stopping quickly in a snowstorm in VA, the ABS light came on and didn't go out. It feels like one wheel has the brake 50% engaged. Could this be a sensor?

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1998 Ford Contour. Abs Light was on & driving I'd hit the gas and the car would put... sometimes id be doing like 55 and hit the gas some more and it would start slowing down instead.. then my brakes locked up and now i have no brakes at all! The pads and shoes are fine...A mechanic is trying to fix it the car now, They alreday replace the booster but still nothing so now they're lookin at the abs pump, that part is hard to find.. could this be the problem tho??

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Could be but not likely. sound like abs pump or abs ecu failure. to make sure check DTC's

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