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2005 GMC Yukon Denali - Traction Control issue

I am getting a "traction active" message on my dash board screen. Which is activing my traction control on dry payment when taking off from a stop. I am worried this is going to mess up my transmission. I have read about the wheel speed sensor corroding in areas where salt is used on the roads. This problem just started after we had ice/snow.
Please help. My truck has 50k with expired warranty it is going to cost me $150 just to have it looked at.

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  • iwcsf Feb 06, 2009

    I have a 05 yukon denali and also have a traction active message on the dash. I get a buzzing sound when it activates and the truck fall on its face. I have had it in the shop and had the wheel speed sensors checked and omed out. I don't have a check engine lite. Is there any sort of motor that could be making this happen

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2009

    Traction Active comes on and the drive train stops until you let off the accerator

  • Bob Golen Dec 03, 2012

    I had the same problem on my 05 Yukon...needed two new wheel bearings and two new speed sensors. Problem fixed.

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Your problem is the front wheel speed sensor. I had the same problem on my 2004 Denali. The GMC dealer felt there was nothing wrong, no codes. I replaced both from wheel sensors (about $75 each on Ebay) and the problem is fixed. The passenger sensor had a crack in it. I saw this solution on a discussion chat. There was a TSB for the 2002 pickup trucks with the same problem. Hope this helps.

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The Speed Sensor is the Problem. Not sure where it is on this Model. But, I have Diagnosed this Before on this Model and it Fixed the Problem.

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    lionsdistinc Dec 27, 2012

    I've go a 05 Denali.. It will occatioally cut out at stop signs and lights.. It shuts down for about a second or two.. Then reingages. By replacing the front wheel speed sensors, will that cure the problem?

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