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ABS light staying on

I have a 1996 Chevy S-10. Sunday night, I got in it and started it up and the ABS light came on and went off like it was supposed to, but then it came back on instantly and stayed on. It has cut off a few times, but it keeps coming back. I checked for leaks and their are none. I checked the level of break fluid and it's fine. The brakes can't be bad because I replaced them 2 months ago.
I'm hoping it's just a faulty sensor. But what could it be?

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  • wythe25 Sep 30, 2009

    Thanks. I'm taking it by a local mechanic tomorrow to see what code it pulls. From what I've read, I just have to be careful driving.

  • wythe25 Sep 30, 2009

    Thanks. I'm taking it by a local mechanic tomorrow to see what code it pulls. From what I've read, I just have to be careful driving.

  • wythe25 Sep 30, 2009

    Hehe...I don't really remember that, I'm 17. My papaw was worried that my brakes might fail on me and I would have no way of stopping...could that happen?

  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 11, 2010

    Driving without an ABS you should be no worse off than people who drove without them 25 years ago -- but you may be too young to remember... Charlie

  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 11, 2010

    One common failure in an ABS system is the wheel sensors -- maybe I'd start there.------------ Charlie

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Not likely. I've been driving a Dodge Stealth with the ABS light on for about 5 years now. But, ABS does give one a little more peace of mind -- it's a good idea to get it fixed.-----------Charlie

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