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I have a 2001 Merciry Grand Marquis with 130,000 miles. The ABS and traction control lights are illuminated and we cannot get them to go out. We changed the Module- re reset the computer and we change the right-rear wheel sensor (as that's what the computer said to do). Any suggestions?

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Sometimes after all the work is done it's necessary to disconnect neg battery terminal for 3 minutes and reconnect to turn off warning lights

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