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My traction control light keps cumin on whilly nilly had a diagnostic done but wouldnt re set been told its a fault on my ecu how do i solve this ?re place the ecu....help

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BEfore replacing the ecu I would recommend you check all wheel sensors to see if something hit one of them and mis alinged the pick up coil, or a piece of metal is stuck on one of the reluctor rings on the wheels, it only takes one to screw it up and the ECU is much more expensive you can remove the wheels one ata time and tune it and with a volt meter read the voltage output when turning the wheel it should read 2.5 volts DC. if it does not then it is not gapped right or thee is water n the connector, if you need help on this please post here and I will give you directions on how to test. And You will need a n ohm meter which costs 10 Dollars whic his cheeper than a service port plug in at $65.00 and will help you learn about your car and save you money. LEt ma know avid101

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