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How do I fix traction control and ESP lights on my car? I've had a scan done and there are no codes beside the steering angle sensor code. Just had transmission work done could this be a issue?

The vehicle has sat for about 7 months before work was done on it.

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Scanned & no code(s) stored ?? Next step;Add scan tool (We @ utilize a 'Modis',road test vehicle/ check parameters.....

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When ESP control module is removed / installed, do
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When any of the following operation is done, calibrate
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read page 7-2 here (the do not drive words)

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If the vehicle speed is greater thanapproximately 30 km/h (19 mph), the ESP systems (other than ABS) will turn
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When the transfer switch (if equipped) is
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ESP systems (other than ABS) will be canceled automatically. The light will come on and stay on.
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If you were stuck in snow, turning the wheel some, wheel spinning etc, this could very easily kick the light on as the ssytem did not know how to react when a couple wheels were moveing and others not. The system was not synconized. This is most likely why the light came on. No damage was done. the worst i can think of is maybe some ice buildup on one of the wheel speed sensors but when the light goes on, the systme become inactive and just normal car control will occur. the light is designed to come on and stay on till the computer has been cleared of codes. A scanner is need to do this but, you can try removing the negative battery terminal for 60 seconds to clear the codes. In any case I do recommend a shop to read the trouble code via scanner jsut to be sure nothing happened. You should be just fine driving the car. you will not do any damge to anything and the car will not leave you anywhere.

The only thing is you may not have traction control so on sliperry road, be careful as it will not function as if it was working.

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The code description is Front Steering Position Circuit. Your traction system has detected a fault in the steering controls system. Try driving on a straight line. Did you notice a pulling on one side? You will need to check tire pressures, proper tires, and brake system conditions. Is your steering wheel off center? Your vehicle may need wheel alignment. These are the least you can fix by yourself without a scan tool. With a scan tool, the recommendation could say a faulty sensor or module, or a wiring concern. My tip for you, the most common culprit is the steering angle sensor.

Okay, sir? goodluck and drive safely. : )

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