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What does it mean if your abs light is always on?

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  • lick_my_nuts Jan 07, 2009

    My abs light is almost always on, but if it's slippey on the roads it won't come on and causes my brake pedal to go in and out, and can't apply the brake when i need to stop.

  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2009

    yea same here my abs light stays on all the time.But i dont get the pedal feed back as the other guy said

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  • raphaelsing Apr 27, 2009

    ABS light is on, I have changed the brake pads and rotors and its still on

  • gjzinck May 03, 2009

    ABS and Brake lights in the dash is on and wont go off, the brakes have been replaced. There is not power on the EVO/ABS 15 amp fuse under the hood in the fuse box, does anyone have any solutions to this?



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Either your ABS controller has problems, or (more likely) one or more wheel speed sensors is damaged or faulty. Most of the time the wheel speed sensors are mounted into the hubs of the car, behind the rotors. It's a very easy location for them to be damaged by road debris or fouled by exposure to the elements.

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Probably the hydraulic modulator. I had the same problem but my regular brake light was on also. I found they are expensive and some places will rebuild it for $500. I found one at a junk yard for $75 and has worked great ever since. It is located under the battery and is easy to replace.

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