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Ford focus has the ABS brake light on and traction control light

My 2003 ford focus SVT has the ABS brake light on and the traction control light on simultaneously. I replaced one of the ABS sensors and nothing happened.

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Chek the brake fliud level. if low light will set light and abs wont work.

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You need to have your brakes inspected by a professional. The lights indicate that ABS and traction control are not working...although brakes will work without these features, a humming noise can indicate more problems to come.

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