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I just bought a 2001 ranger and the abs light was on, looked at the abs sensor in the front and seen it was not hookd up, so i hooked it back up and it went off but as soon as i started to move the truck the light came back on, i already replaced the front right and back sensor, any idea on wat it could be? thx in advance

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