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It sounds like your ignition switch is going out

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you have 2 independent failures.
1: brakes. (if ABS is on,, not stalled !!!)
2: engine. (this is IT, fix this)

you are guessing at ABS parts.? just throwing them. why do that?
my guess is you have a mech, and you want seconded guessing
on line with blind folks here.

the engine stalls moving,
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to witness this, key on, no start, and bingo the self test happens.
those are NOT failures. its just a self test. Per manual.

Does the ABS stay off driving and not stalling or stalled.
yes, then ABS is ok......

did you take it to a shop (crooks) and tell them my ABS is on?
and they see it's out, and go, gee we can make some cash here for nothing. if you tell them wrong, they will in fact guess, and make you broke fast.
ABS can go on just with a bad brake caliper pad. a $10 part.
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Then leave the ABS alone. why assume the most expensive part on car is bad, why do that...???? why not put on new pads. and rotors.
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end brakes; now back to ENGINE.

then fix the stalls,
here is the stalls list, for only the ASD.
(even a tuneup, will end stalling)

THE ASD is the funky Jeep thing, that kills the engine for many a reason. (there are tests for each case failure)

if the CEL lamp comes on driving < NOT STALLED)
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and scan the PCM for DTC errors.
then post those.
keep in mind, errors can AUTO clear, so not seeing them
in REAL TIME< means you missed the boat.
that is, you didnt get the facts of the failure.
but errors still in effect are stored and you can in fact
scan them parked, key on.
the CEL is only a SMOG light, you must scan to see the other 100+ errors. possible.

find a real ASE shop, and ask them to fix the stalls, (car stops good)
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incredible, is car running or not?
EG: key on only.
EG key on end running.
Gee! pretend the helper is blind, we are..
there are 2 kinds CLUSTER of lights
1: WARNING LAMPS. (all com on keyon as test)
2: AND PARKING LAMPS. that can be dimmed....
3: and gauges they too use CLuster power so....

which ones.?????????? name all lamps and bad.
does engine run??????????
do head lamps work and not be dim?

we need all lamps that work and not.
your car electronic tech, would see all this in 5 minutes work , I say let them'! not me im retired.
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or just ignoring the terminal lug cleaning service steps. (that is a top failure, "A1" failure.

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let me guess(sorry)
my engine stalls>? or wont start?
ABS, lock?, brake, and battery lamps glow.
the do when stalled or key on.
why not post all symptoms form a context
my car will not start
here is what i do ,
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i crank and it cranks good but dont start,
, like that.
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Codes that light check engine lamp are emissions/engine performance related only. Your DRL and SDM both talk to the ECM for inputs (they need to know if its running), but they dont affect the engine or tell the engine module to change how it runs.
Your ABS can affect how the engine runs as it sends wheel speed information that is used to adjust engine output, transmission shifting, and fuel/timing in some circumstances.
Check the ABS module for signs of water or oil affecting it, or water in the connector plug. Also check the harness where it leaves the module to make sure it isnt rubbing thru anywhere you can see.

GM ABS modules are not uncommon failure items, however mostly they set module fault codes or motor amperage/function codes. Id start with further diagnostics of the ABS.

NOTE: using generic OBD2 scan mode will show you only codes that are check engine lamp related if you want to be sure. Enhanced scan mode shows you any and all, and some of them simply have nothing to do with the engine lamp being on.

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