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Q: ABS light is on

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The ABS light is on in my car.

A: Hi, have you taken the car to get the compu...

Hi, have you taken the car to get the computer scanned? Typically when the ABS light is on the Check Engine Light should also be on, this lets you know that the computer has detected a fault in the ABS system and it has been turned off temporarily. The code will help determine what the issue is and nothing should be done until this has been done. The ABS system tracks the rotational speed of all the tires to make sure that they are all spinning correctly. These sensors can fail or get dirty over time which will cause the computer to trip the light due to incorrect readings. A certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, would be able to check to code and help diagnose why your ABS light is on.

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