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1997 Subaru Legacy Wagon GT 5dr Wagon Manual 2.5L DY Equip

1997 Subaru Legacy Wagon
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All Wheel Drive, 4 Door Wagon, Mid-Size Wagon
21 mpg city / 27 mpg hwy
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June 15, 2013, 8:45 am

Benjamin F

Question: How much will a repair cost on the ABS system?

My car's ABS light comes on about 50% of the times when I drive it. When the light is on, the ABS brakes do not work at all. When the light is off, the ABS brakes activate at every single stop. What could be wrong and what cost could I be looking at to repair it?

June 15, 2013, 12:10 pm

Ron W
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Have the code pulled from the ABS computer to see what is failing. When the light is on, the ABS computer knows there is a fault and disables the system.

From your description, I'd suspect a wheel speed sensor or the ABS motor pack is failing it's self test, but you need the code to really diagnose it.

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