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Abs and traction control light faults after a brake job. 2005 Pontiac grand prix

After completing a brake job on my 2005 pontiac grand prix the abs and traction control lights come on after the car is started at the first time the brake pedal is touched. The lights stay on until the car is turned off.

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    ATC goes in and out of use. a service Traction Control message comes on

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You have a bad sensor at one of the tires that need replacing that operates ABS and traction control. If you take it in to a shop it will run $130 but they can find which sensor is causing the problem. But if you do it you might have to replace all 4 sensors to make sure you got the right one. Every hard to diagnoses. Its better for the shop cause they can get electrical read outs for each sensor.

Posted on May 21, 2009

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    jim s Aug 15, 2014

    Hi Johnny W. I have the same problem with my Grand Prix...when you say ..You have a bad sensor did you mean a Tire sensor??? or a wheel Hub sensor?? Thanks jim

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A quick test is to disconnect the sensor connector hook up and ohm meter to the sensor connector on the hub side not the engine side and spin the hub if the resistance rises and falls you're most likely ok if the resistance reads 0 or infinite you have found the bad sensor..this won't always be the case but it's a good start in the right direction

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I had the same problem with my 2007 Chev Uplander. Drove around for 2km and the problem went away.

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