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My abs light is on my 2003 ford explorer and when

My abs light is on my 2003 ford explorer and when I apply the brakes there is a sound in the back but my brakes start vibrating like I am going over a rub board. The sound is getting worse but my brakes work great. Do I have to have the abs system? What will happen if the problem is ignored

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Possibility you have worn brake shoe or disc have the check if none of those check abs sensor cable

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