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96 legacy abs comes on after bump

Hello,
I just purchased a 96 Subaru Legacy LS (2.2l), and the problem I have is sometimes when I drive over a bump at residential or highway speed, my abs light comes on and stays on. It doesn't go off until I kill the engine. As well, when travelling at slow parking lot speed, the abs comes on as I brake and the abs light will stay on too.
My tires are identical and the tire pressure are all set to the recommended pressure, if this could be a possible cause.

Any help appreciated,
Thanks

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If you know how an ABS system works ... or don't know how they (are supposed to) work, there is a signal from each wheel, which are assumed to be turning at the exact same speed. But if one "locks up" during braking, the signal from that wheel stops ... and then the system releases the brake on that wheel, then immediately re-applies that brake, so you may hear or feel pulsations of brake application. That's the way they are SUPPOSED to work. What happens if the device picking up the signal from one or more wheels has a FLAKY signal, because, for instance, the mounting for the sensor is loose ... or bent, so that sometimes it does not sense the signal? Then you have the scenario you have described above!

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Ok here's a couple helpfuls before i start if you have PB Blaster, that works great on spindle bolts. Another thing you will need is a long pry bar (maybe a crowbar if you had to) with a flat tapered end. You will need to remove your tire, spray the PB Blaster on the axle nut, and the 2 spindle bolts going through the strut.remove the axle nut, and the 2 spindle bolts, and seperate the strut from the spindle. Then swing the spindle and push down on it as you remove the axle spline from the hub. Once you do that, check the transmission side of the axle, to see if it has a "doul roll pin" that you need to tap out with a hammer and punch, but it may be the simple locking ring internaly at the end of the splined shaft. Then all you do is pry it back, make sure you have a very firm place to use for leverage, and give it a hard shove and it should pop right out. or you may need to repeat the prying step a few times. When installing the new axle, make sure it's snapped in completely on the transmission side so you don't damage it. Then all you need to do is reassemble it all.
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