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ABS light on but the brake light just came on. Mechanic said ball joint broke will that cause the brake light to come on?

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Yes, it could, but if the balljoint failed the wheel would fold into the truck and you wouldn't be able to steer.and would crash. The wire to the wheel speed sensor may have been damaged, also the brake fluid hose may have been damaged causing a fluid leak. If that didn't happen, then I would suspect the " broken" story, and would have a second shop look at it.
Just a note: it's rare for a balljoint to fail unless it wasn't greased on a regular basis.

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