"ABS" light on

Tiny
TEETERS
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  • 2006 JEEP LIBERTY
  • 6 CYL
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  • 40,000 MILES
The "ESP, BAS light and the "ABS" light and the light that illustrates a "car with skid marks" has been coming on and sometimes will stay on and other times they won't come on or they they will come on and then go out at some point in time during my commute. What's wrong? Our dealer closed his auto store so we would have to commute 160 miles for service
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Tuesday, March 18th, 2008 AT 7:08 PM

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Tiny
MASTERTECHTIM
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It sounds like you have a front wheel speed sensor that is going gout which will cause all of these problems. You can test each sensor by following this guide or check out the video below that shows the codes being gathered.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/abs-wheel-speed-sensor-test

and

https://youtu.be/rTtAnsOlZU4

Please let us know what you find. We are interested to see what it is.

Cheers
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Tuesday, March 18th, 2008 AT 7:22 PM
Tiny
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I know its been almost 2 years since this post - but I found what the problem is, my 2006 liberty 60k miles just started doing this exact same thing. When the lights are on, abs and anti skid function do not work. Then, magically, the lights go out and all is back to normal. It was the left front ABS sensor because the hub when out had to replace it cost me 189.00 for the parts.
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Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 AT 7:06 AM
Tiny
STINGRAY761
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My car had a bad steering angle sensor can be a problem. But going to the dealership to have the computer system checked to see what the error code is will tell you which one it is.
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Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 AT 11:26 PM
Tiny
STINGRAY761
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I forgot to mention that the reason why I was searching for that info was that I had the same problem and that is what I found out. But, after going to the dealership and they checked the sensor, it was fine but the wiring harness had a nick in it and had to be replaced.
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Friday, December 31st, 2010 AT 9:11 PM
Tiny
NANCYMARINEDICKINSON
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My 2006 Jeep Liberty Limited recently started doing this, too. I'll be driving along and the cruise control will kick off, the ABS, EXP and "skidding car" lights will all come on.

Took it to the mechanic and both times they checked for codes, once with the dash off then with them on (they came on as I was backing out of the space) and both times NO CODES.

I know mechanics nowadays can't seem to diagnose a single problem in a car w/o codes, but this is a problem that will really require actual mechanics.

I've read in several places it might be a wiring harness, but each time, it's a different one.

I would appreciate some advice before taking it to my $70 an hour mechanic and having them throw darts at a board.
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Friday, March 1st, 2013 AT 7:23 PM
Tiny
RBDS41
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Hi, I just had this happen to me on my Jeep Liberty 2006. Exactly how you described it. I took it to the dealer and they replace the ABS wheel sensor. Things do go wrong, so be wise and get it fixed. Enjoy. Stay safe.
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Monday, November 3rd, 2014 AT 11:16 PM
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MARISSA LYSSY
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I notice all the replies on this thread are from 2014 or earlier but I had this happen to my Jeep Liberty. ESP brake light, ABS brake light, traction control light, and my cruise control does not work. Turns out it is a brake sensor switch that is stuck in the off position. The replacement part at AutoZone was $17.00 I looked up a YouTube video on how to replace it and did it myself. Hope this helped.
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Friday, May 18th, 2018 AT 5:06 PM
Tiny
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Warning lights for the ABS, ESP, and "car skidding" keep coming on and staying on. The repair shop clears it, but it keeps coming back and there is no code which comes up with the OBD.
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Thursday, September 20th, 2018 AT 5:29 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Find a shop that can handle this. A scanner needs to be hooked up and the speed sensors monitored while the problem happens to find out what wheel is dropping out of range.
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Thursday, September 20th, 2018 AT 5:29 PM (Merged)

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