Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Oceanside, NY
Car: 2005 OBW 2.5L, 1989 Subaru Justy, RIP Blu
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Rule for ABS when coming down a hill, put the car in neutral, otherwise the ABS, the driveline and physics all fight eachother. That usually solves the down hill issue.
As far as the light, why doesn anyone ever bother to do diagnositcs on these things, its not that hard. Porcupine has a good write up on it.
As far as what the problem is, its usually a bad wheel sensor. The sensors are cylinder shaped. Slight erosion of the sensor will cause the sensor to send a fault code to the computer.
PS mud, deep water and dirt can cause the light to come on temporarily, though i dont see this issue often with soobies, i do with other cars and it is considered normal. It is also possible you broke a wheel speed sensor wire.