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Anti-lock brakes kick in at random times when brakes are applied

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  • sidebus2 Nov 19, 2009

    tires have 8000 miles on them
    1st time it happened was right after I had the front axles replaced

  • sidebus2 Nov 19, 2009

    Also had rear brakes replaced at the same time



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Could be a couple of things.

1. How worn are your tires? Badly worn tires can cause the sensors to detect a skid much earlier.

2. One or more of the ABS sensors need replacing.

3. The ABS computer is bad.

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