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The ABS light and the brake light on instr. panel is now staying on even though I have no problem stopping. Could it be a brake line?

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It could be look for a fluid leak under the vehicle .If fluid can get out air will get in everytime .Put some cardboard under it at night near the wheels.
If you live in an area like the north east with road salt and lots of snow it could be a brake line has rusted pin hole is all it takes it can be repaired easly but were will it leak next if you know what I mean .
I would say if the ABS light came on first it could be a problem with the VVS sensors on the front wheels .
But if bolth the antilock and the inbalance came on at the same time its a leak in the system .
Don't worry to much brake systems are extremialy redundunte you will be able to stop you do need to get it fixed ASAP thought

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Have you checked brake fluid level and pad wear

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