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My 96 Caravan just went over the 100k mark. This morning, my ABS indicator came on. I don't detect any braking difficulty; what are possible reasons/fixes?

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It's possible that you have a wheel speed sensor problem ..but otherwise your brakes will function normally but your abs will not longer work

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2010 Dodge Grand Caravan break light stays on in dash.

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If only the ABS light comes on, that usually indicates there ABS computer is detecting a defective wheel speed sensor, defective power relay for the ABS module or pump, or a lower than normal fluid level in a dedicated ABS fluid reservoir.

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Intermittent Brake Light 2005 Grand Caravan

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The ABS light came on this morning, can u tell me what that is and if it is something major i need to take care of now?

ABS = Anti-lock Braking System. It means there's a malfunction of some sort. It could be the ABS pump, one of the ABS speed sensors located on the axles just behind the steering knuckles, etc. Your best bet it to head somewhere (garage, dealership, Advance Auto) that can read the code the ABS system is throwing. This way you'll know exactly what's wrong with it.
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What are the symbols abs and (!) mean

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