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Abs light comes on, and brakes want to release on normal day dry road. ABS light stays on.

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What do you mean brakes want to release? do you know the light means something is wrong with the abs system? usually a wheel sensor. a scan tool can tell you more info. or you can visually inspect each wheel sensor-hopefully some debris is blocking and can be removed. otherwise something needs replaced. regular braking should not be any different than before. please reply and let me know what you mean

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