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My ABS keeps turning on and the 4WD light is indicating that it needs service. Based on driving the car and a simple visual inspection (not in a shop), a mechanic told me I need to replace the right and left steering knuckles. Does that make sense?

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My guess would be that with the year of your vehicle and possible mileage around 100,000, your problem may be worn wheel bearings. As the wheel bearings wear they start to lean outward at bottom due the weight of your car. This outward leaning makes for a greater distance away from the ABS sensor, causing sensor to notify cars computer of a fault. Have this checked first, a good mechanic will be able to diagnose in a few minutes. GOOD LUCK FRIEND.

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