My ABS system is engaging why?

Tiny
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  • 2005 FORD TAURUS
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  • 144,000 MILES
When I turn my car on the first couple of times I try to stop it acts like im locking my brakes up so the abs kicks in and I have trouble stopping and it sounds like its grinding. After a couple minutes the abs light kicks on and the brakes work normal with no abs. I just changed the brakes 3 months ago. Im not sure what is wrong with it could it be the brakes or the abs system itself?
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Monday, April 19th, 2010 AT 10:37 PM

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Tiny
BMRFIXIT
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If ABS light coming on than checking for codes should indicate to what is happening
It sounds like you may have a wheel speed sensor that is out. These videos will help us find the problem.

https://youtu.be/rTtAnsOlZU4

and

https://youtu.be/Pb6nXV-iamI

and

https://youtu.be/ANWVTh2RQoQ

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/abs-warning-light-on-easy-repair-guide

Please run down these guides and report back.
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Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 AT 9:18 PM
Tiny
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ABS is engaged all the time with no ABS light on.
Rear brakes were recently done with spring kit and new adjusters.

How do I reset ABS system?
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Monday, April 5th, 2021 AT 12:19 PM (Merged)
Tiny
STEVE W.
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Sounds like you have a bad speed sensor that is telling the ABS unit that one of the tires is locked up. You will need a scan tool to read the actual speeds from the sensors and see which sensor(s) are not reading correctly. It only takes a minor speed difference from a sensor to trigger this behavior.
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Monday, April 5th, 2021 AT 12:19 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MARK0415
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Sounds possible.
Rt rear adjuster was floating around in the drum.
Some teeth are damaged on trigger.
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Monday, April 5th, 2021 AT 12:19 PM (Merged)
Tiny
STEVE W.
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That would do it. The sensor is reading the damaged teeth on the tone ring differently and kicking on the ABS. I have seen this when a tone ring was damaged, even worse when one cracks. Thing that stinks is having to pull those hubs.
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Monday, April 5th, 2021 AT 12:19 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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How Can I disable abs?

And what happens when I do so?
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Monday, April 5th, 2021 AT 12:19 PM (Merged)
Tiny
STEVE W.
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Well you can pull the fuse for the ABS, it will stop working but the light will stay on all the time. The base brakes will still work fine, you just lose the ABS.
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Monday, April 5th, 2021 AT 12:19 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Does that affect anything else?
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Monday, April 5th, 2021 AT 12:19 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MARK0415
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I am old school. We did just fine without abs.
I really don't care for abs.
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Monday, April 5th, 2021 AT 12:19 PM (Merged)
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STEVE W.
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If it has traction control it will stop working as well as the ABS.
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Monday, April 5th, 2021 AT 12:19 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MARK0415
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Engine compartment fuse?
Or in car fuse?
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Monday, April 5th, 2021 AT 12:19 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Or can I unplug abs module pump or module valve?
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Monday, April 5th, 2021 AT 12:19 PM (Merged)
Tiny
STEVE W.
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The fuses should be in the battery junction box and tagged as ABS
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