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My ABS light turns on, Why?

Im new to this forum. I joined to learn and share information about my 2000 Ford Ranger XLT.
My question is: Why does my ABS light turn on?
When I'm driving down the road, my ABS light will turn on and if I am going lets say 60 miles per hour, if I turn my signal light to pass a vehicle, my speedometer will begin to bounce up and down and my engine will being to sputter. Sometimes the light stays on for a couple of days and then turns off all by itself. Then there are times that the light turns on for a few minutes then, goes away. I've noticed that, whenever the ABS light turns on, my truck begins to sputter.

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My question is: Why does my ABS light turn on?
Its because your ABS is not working = light turns on
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Welcome to the forum.
I can't help you though. Some one else might.
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Any suggestions on how to fix it? I don't even know what ABS means... : /
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Thanks! I hope I can get the issue resolved!
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Any suggestions on how to fix it? I don't even know what ABS means... : /
ABS= Antilock Breaking System. Keeps you from locking your wheels when applying your breaks so you can have better control of your vehicle.
As to why it may be malfunctioning I have no idea.
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ABS= Antilock Breaking System. Keeps you from locking your wheels when applying your breaks so you can have better control of your vehicle.
most brilliant statement ive heard all night!!! hahaha
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whatever dude!! LOL
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whatever dude!! LOL
hahaha im just messing with you man! but IMO ABS is sketchy in off pavement situations!!!

for the OP, check your fuses first, and then maybe pop a wheel off and inspect the sensors and electrical connections.
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hahaha im just messing with you man! but IMO ABS is sketchy in off pavement situations!!!

for the OP, check your fuses first, and then maybe pop a wheel off and inspect the sensors and electrical connections.
I probably should've added "on pavement" at the end of that statment, haha.
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Alright, Thanks for the info
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yeah at least with the older trucks it means that the truck senses a problem with the braking system
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