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My ABS light is on and the icon with the car skidding is

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my ABS light is on and the icon with the car skidding is also on. I have a 2008 Ford Edge
JA: So many factors can cause ABS issues. Some simple, some complicated. Fortunately, the mechanics we work with have tons of experience dealing with them. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: the light just came on today
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: not sure what to do. I need my car to get to work because I have to drive with a left foot accelerator pedal, so I can't just drive any other car. wondering how long it will take to get this fixed
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Ford Mechanic should know about your Ford?
Customer: not that I can think of
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  gomi_otaku replied 1 year ago.

the only way to know is to scan the ABS system for faults. you have a speed sensor on each wheel, one of them is likely faulty. It is a couple hours of diagnosis and repair.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can I drive the car with the ABS light on?
Expert:  gomi_otaku replied 1 year ago.

Sure- check your fluid level to make sure that isn't a cause of the problem (ABS light being on typically means an electrical faults in the system) and the mechanical brakes will work fine- you just won't get ABS activation, so don't slam on the brakes on ice or sand, or follow too close to react.