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While driving my 1997 BMW 528i the ABS and traction control simbol light coms on. Soon after I cannot go over 30 MPH. The RPM will increase but the vehicle speed stay the same.

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  • junioro Jun 02, 2010

    I can do most mechanic work to my car if I know what to replace. The solution was helpfull but a little late,I had taken the car to the dealer.
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    Junioro

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First thing to do is check the ABS fuses and relays. Most likely one of your wheel sensors has failed and it is causing your car to go into limp mode. Click on the link below to read more:

http://www.bimmerwerkz.com/forum/5-series-e12-e28-e34-e39/e39-abs-traction-control-light-58708.html

Posted on May 30, 2010

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