ABS triggers randomly when I hit brakes; guages go haywire
Go figure with this car that when I fix my fuel leak another problem surfaces. This time, its the ABS system that randomly goes off when I hit my brakes. This started last night when I pulled into the supermarket. I hit the brakes and I felt the ABS kick in for no reason at all. I then saw my guages and lights flicker and soon realized that my ABS light was on, my TRAC ACTIVE light was on, my TRAC OFF light went out (I turn off the TRAC because its a PITA), and my gas guage read empty. The tach read 1200 rpms so I knew the engine didnt stall. It did this for a few seconds then all the warning lights reset to normal, and I restarted the car to make sure my gas guage was working (thank god it worked). I thought this problem was just a one time deal (thinking I would be lucky), but the car did the same thing again about 5 times on the way to work this morning. The first time it did it at the bottom of my street it even stalled out! I will let you know that I have a problem with my battery cables where I randomly need to wiggle the starter wire coming off the battery to get the car to crank. My question to you all is this: will a bad battery connection cause my car to have an ABS problem? Please help, the next stop is a cheap price for the car while it is put up for sale.