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Abs light is on.. Checked parking brake and fluid both ok. What could it be? This vehicle is a Ford E-250 6 cyl.

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The ABS warning is for all 4 wheels while the anti-skid is in general describing the rear wheels. The ABS can detect loose brake pads and other defects, like low fluid and loss of hydraulic pressure.

Most of the warning systems count the revolutions of each wheel. Some rear axle systems use a part mounted inside the rear differential housing instead of on each rear wheel.

You said you checked the parking brake. It is note worthy to say that the linings of the emergency (parking) brake often peel off the metal and get ground up inside the drum. For ABS with wheel mounted sensors, the dust can block the counting of the wheel revolutions and throw a code. Dust is perhaps the reason for the other axle designs using a sensor mounted inside the differential.

The Master cylinder can generate an ABS warning. Not being there its hard to say what happened. You might want to bleed the brake lines. Finding air foam would give you an idea that a leak is in progress somewhere.

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SOURCE: abs , brake, traction control light on in 04 lesabre

check to make sure that all the the bulbs in the rear are working,even the third light

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SOURCE: brake lights stay on all of the time, ABS light on when driving

You most likely need to replace your brake switch, which is a
a $8 part. If you look up along the brake peddle you will see it depressing a switch. on the end of that switch is a electrical connector that you can press on one side to remove.
Once removed your brake lights will be disconected and your ABS
light should go off. You then need to replace the switch that it pluged in to.

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SOURCE: ABS light on 2003 ford explorer stays on

It could be a wheel speed sensor. have your brakes inspected. good luck

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SOURCE: ABS and Parking Break dash indicator lights stay on

I HAVE SEEN A BAD BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH.CAUSE THE ABS LIGHT AND BRAKE LIGHT COME ON.WHEN SWITCH WAS REPLACE BOTH LIGHTS WENT OFF.

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SOURCE: 2006 ford escape - abs and 4wd lights on yesterday

the grinding nose you heard was something rubbing on the rotor, bad brakes, caliper, after market wheels, etc. the pressure of a turn bends something enough to touch, this is produceing metal flake that attached to the magnetic sensor on the abs sending a light on because it couldn't read the tire position as it turned, it may have got blown off, washed off, but when it can read the tire again the light will go off, i would look into the grinding noise on cornering thats the cause of the problem. hope this helps

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