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I recently had 2 new rotors, brakes, & a new hub put on the front of my car. 1 month later I turn either way and the car makes a grinding/whining noise, the lights come on saying: Service Traction Control Device, Trac Off, ABS. If I am braking while I am turning the brake pedal gets mushy and pulsates under my foot. Help Please!!

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  • kathijv1 Feb 24, 2012

    It has only been 21/2 months since my brake job etc. Which cost me quite a bit. When the Traction thing started I took it back to the "Certified" mechanic, I asked him to take it for a drive and hear the noise it was making. He got back and I asked if he heard the noise, he said "No" but turned right around and said I know what you need... You need 2 new wiring harness's and with labor it will cost you $250.00. This is coming from the guy that did the brake job!! I think he caused my Traction Control problems (pinched wires) or something. I am taking it somewhere else, getting the codes/estimate, getting it fixed and making him pay for it. Thank you for your help. :o)

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I had the same problem - it has to do with your front hub. Probably best to take into the dealership

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THE PROBLEM IS WITH A HUB WHEEL SPEED SENSOR OR MORE LIKELY THE HARNESS LEADING TO THE HUB.

CHECK THE RESISTANCE AT THE HUB CONNECTION, IT SHOULD BE BETWEEN 900OHMS AND 1300OHMS. THEN SWITCH TO A-C VOLTAGE, IT SHOULD BE 100MV WHEN TURNING THE WHEEL BY HAND. IF BOTH CHECK OUT THE PROBLEM IS IN THE WIRING TO THE HUB.

THE RIGHT FRONT HUB USUALLY HAS A BEND, DOWNWARD THEN UPWARD NEAR THE CONNECTOR TO THE HUB. THAT IS WHERE THE PROBLEM USUALLY OCCURS.

NEW HARNESS WIRES CAN BE BOUGHT AT THE DEALER.

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