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Abs warning light but which sensor is a fault? Have a '99 Vauxhall Sintra 2.2 Diesel (European diesel version of the Chevy Venture) with ABS warning light on and need to fix the problem. However, don't know how to determine which of the 4 sensors are faulty and don't want to run up expensive bills at the dealers having it scanned on their equipment. So is there a cheap and easy DIY method of checking this out? NB I'm told that these sensors are built into the wheel bearing hubs, cannot be easily accessed and are very expensive to replace! Any guidance would be much appreciated :-)

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I'm sorry to say that on your ABS system there is no cheap or do-it-yourself procedures.
You will need to take to a dealer or a independent garage to have it checked by a technician, he will have to scan the system because there's a lot more than just the wheel sensors that can cause your problem

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Your best bet will be to go to your local Auto Zone and ask to have your trouble codes read. They will do it for you at no charge. Write the codes down and reply back to me and we can start to diagnose the problem.
Good luck, let me know.

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