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Abs & brake light on

The abs & brake lite just came on? what would cause this? The car is kept outside, we just had a heavy rain.Thanks!

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I'm need to know if you did any work on the WHEELS
Or cv axles.
The first step is check in all the TIRES the sensors, the rings on the cv axles, the rear wheels.
The brake fluid.

If everything is ok.
I recomend get the car scanned to see the codes present.
Because can be a simple thing. or HARD problem.

But if you have an IDEA about mechanical jobs or electrical system on cars. I can give to you a step to get the codes. with out a scanner. LET ME Know.

Thank you for use fixya.

Posted on Aug 05, 2008


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