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Replaced front brake pads and rotors now have an abs fault.what are the probable causes and/or remedies...without $$$ at the Dealership!?!?

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The gaps on the front ABS sensors could be off. If they cant pick up the rig it will cause a fault. The sencors sould slide back and fouth in the housing. If they move take a reguar sheet of paper fold it in fouths. Then place it between the rig and the sensor. Put the sensor so that there is slight presser on the paper. This will be close to the gap you need.

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CHECK AND SEE THAT ALL SENCORS ARE PLUGED IN AND RENEWED AND BLEAD PROPERLY

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Wheel speed sensor ring might be damaged or missing or out of alinement,broken sensor wire

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