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The abs light is on and stays on, but the brakes work fine

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    Thanks, I will try those approaches.

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The ABS warning light provides the easiest way to check system operation. On some systems, the warning light will come on for a few seconds when the vehicle is started, then go off and stay off. If the light doesn’t come on, it may mean a burned-out bulb or an electrical fault. If the light comes on and stays on, it may mean other problems. In either case, the operator can’t be assured the system is working properly without having it checked. It's not truly serious, your anti-lock brakes are now functioning as regular (non-ABS) brakes. Aside from that, there is no major problem, but I'd still have it looked at.

ABS sensor sounds like the most likely place to start; could just be a loose/broken wire? Also you can measure the impedance of the sensors, I believe that the sensors resistance should be between 600 and 1600 ohm. Check for wheel bearing play and air gap off the sensors.

Also, its possible that you are interesting in read this ARTICLE with several tips to check when ABS light stays ON.

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