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anty lock breaks are dificult thing for unexpiriance shure first they dont work.If you judge only by abs light on,most likely you are wrong. The ABS light comes on most likely becose a litlle things on the rottors of the car.Is hard to explain.Have them check out in a shop is best option. Have your local shop scan the cars computer. It could be the ABS sensor/wheel bearing.

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Q: Your car has anti - lock brakes but they do NOT work what is the problem and how do you fix it?
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