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Right as u step on the gas pedle when taking off the service traction system turnes on. and u feel somthin slipin when it dose. it dose not do it all the time just somtimes i took it into a shop and they had fixed it for me they had told me it was a sensor with a bad conetion the problom was solved for a while and it strted again

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If the front hubs have been replaced, the problem lies in the harnesses to the wheel speed sensors. Here is a bulletin number for you, 03-05-25-008. It talks about replacing the harnesses to both front wheel speed sensors.

The traction control activates because the system thinks a wheel is slipping. If you slow down at a slow rate the abs might activate also.

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