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Changed brake pads and calipers on my 2003 grand am gt. the brakes are dragging and the abs light is now coming on? why would this be happening?

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You have an exposed wire that is coming out of the hub. I have this problem too and it will come back if you hit a bump to hard or when it is wet.

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