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Brake pedal kicks back every second or two when i brakes

Brake pedal kicks back every second or two when i hit the brake and it makes a clunking sound.The brakes look fine, what could it be?

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Sounds like the ABS is activating. Have the OBD scanned for codes. May be a bad wheel sensor.

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