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Q: Slight resistance when driving forward, ABS light is on.

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The ABS light is on. After I start the car and attempt to drive forward there are 2 to 3 seconds of resistance as if the brakes are on. This has been happening for about a month.

I would have a mechanic check it out to determine why your ABS light is on. They can check ABS codes with a scan tool to determine the problem. It may be a bad wheel speed sensor.

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