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When I start driving the brakes feel like they skid until I hit 35mph then abs light comes on and car is fine. had abs light read and nothing came up garage said it would have to be "brain box" if this really is the issue is that something that my husband can do or do I have to take to a garage? And also could there be a different problem? Thanks

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First thing I would do is have somebody (husband maybe) stand on the street and drive by and hit the brakes in front of them so they can watch for the wheels locking up and sliding. See if the wheel is actually sliding, which one it is. If one is locking up have your husband take the wheel off and look for a brake fluid leak. Find the root of the leak. If no leaks I would definately have a shop check the abs system. Most of the time on a ford the abs light has to be on to get the trouble code, I would look for a more knowlegeable shop. The brain box is the abs module which controls the system, they do go out but rarely. You want someone to install it that knows how to do the job correctly, and with your safety on the line I would make dang sure they knew what they were doing. Good luck!

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