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Sounds like you have a ABS system fault. Take it to a mechanic, they can retrieve the ABS fault codes.

Posted on Sep 12, 2010

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SOURCE: abs light and trac off light both came on dash at same time

These two are linked together the abs light is probably on for a bad component like a wheel speed sensor or something like that, this will automatically trigger the TRAC light to come on. To check it must be done by a code scanner/computer. This can be check at an auto zone for free. Then I will be able to help with the code. In most case the most common problem is one of the four wheel speed sensors for the abs system. Good luck and thanks for using FIX YA.

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SOURCE: Abs and trac light on, abs vibrates car when braking

These two circuits are linked together and you probally need a ABS MODULE and possibly a rotor and they are pretty cheap on e-bay

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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SOURCE: trac off light and abs light on

you have a damaged, dirty or defective wheel speed sensor. This can only be determined by an experiened mechanic. Hopefully this helps

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SOURCE: ABS Light is on, and TRAC off Light on. MIDAS

Either someone damaged a sensor for the ABS/TRAC control, or the replacement parts are not compatible with the ABS system.

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SOURCE: service engine soon/ABS/Trac lights are staying on

Have the ABS codes scanned. This will get you started in the right direction. Possibility is that one or more of the wheel speed sensors is not working or intermittent - could be wiring or connectors on these as well. Another possibility is the EBCM, Electronic Brake Control Module. I believe the EBCM will throw 1216 code in many cases. THese can be rebuilt online for about $150.00.
The more likely problem is the wheel speed sensors. THese are an integral part of the wheel hub. About $100.00 each for the part. About $250.00 each to have them replaced. They can be tested with an AC voltmeter by spinning the wheel. Also, they should read roughly 850 ohms resistance. The ABS codes will tell you which ones are not reporting.

Posted on Nov 17, 2009

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