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ABS On regular stop situations, ABS intermittently come on? Why?

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Are you ready for this?? It could be a brake shoe hanging up on one wheel, activating it. It could also be a front wheel bearing going out. They start to drag and will also activate ABS and the traction control. Check front bearings first if you have more than 100,000 miles on the vehicle with original bearings.

Posted on Mar 28, 2014

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    How do you determine if one of the brake shoes are hanging up?



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