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Paid a mechanic $190 to fix my brakes...he said he cleaned the abs pump but brakes are worse

Brakes were only failing occasionally..he said he replaced abs pump, but receipt says "cleaned" has loud noise, abs light still on and brakes still failing in the exact same fashion

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I understand your issue take it back to him and kindly address that you still have the same problem and now its worse if he's a good mechanic and still wants your business I'm sure he'll look at it

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SOURCE: where exactly is the abs sensor located on my 99 dodge 1500 4x4?

there is a abs sensor in each wheel well on the end of the axle by the brakes.

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SOURCE: no brakes, relaced rear brake shoes. abs, and brake lights still

Replace master cylinder.

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SOURCE: 96 dodge caravan-when i go to stop the brakes make

check the tone rings on the axles sometimes they crack and cause the abs to in gauge. If you find one that is cracked the axle has to be replaced

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check cylinder and also calipers are the rotors worn or new?

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