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ABS and Brake comes on while driving mostly changing lanes around curves and up hills

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Most likely bad wheel speed sensor. Good scan tool which reads ABS will tell you which wheel unit is bad.

Posted on Apr 08, 2015

  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2015

    thanks I changed driverside sensor must be the left because if I roll on speedbumps on the right curve white or yellow line they come on. thganks I will change the sensor on pasenger side

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