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Stability Engaged?? My stability reduced warning has been popping up for awhile in my 97 STS, but today, while driving, it popped up Stability Engaged and made my car slow WAY down as if I was braking pretty hard and my check engine soon light came on at the same time. What could this be...any suggestions???

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    While driving down the road the light came on and the brakes did not work

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Run a trouble code retrieval test, Kragen auto and others will do it for free, post the code here and I will help to fig out the problem.

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