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I was driving hit a big chuck hole and the abs and traction control light came on

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Check for damage to the wheel speed sensor on the side that took the hit. The reference wheel may be damaged or the wiring to the plug.

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What it looks like: The traction control warning light typically takes the form of the acronym "TC." Sometimes this light is a small illuminated picture of a car losing control What it looks like: The traction control warning light typically takes the form of the acronym "TC." Sometimes this light is a small illuminated picture of a car losing control. How this system works: Traction control uses wheel speed sensors to detect when one or more of the car's wheels lose grip and traction. When the system registers a loss of traction in one or more of the wheels, a computer will limit power to the wheels that are still in solid contact with the road to prevent a skid. Common reasons for this to happen:
  • ABS is malfunctioning: Traction control and ABS (anti-lock braking system) often share the same control module and internal self-diagnostics system. As a result, sometimes an issue in the ABS can trigger the traction control light. If this is the case, then both the ABS and Traction Control lights will be on.
  • Broken wheel speed sensors: Wheel speed sensors are usually in the wheel bearing assembly, and determine the rate at which each wheel is moving. The sensors relay that information to the traction control module, which determines whether or not power needs to be shifted. Wheel speed sensors can get dirty or damaged and stop working, which prohibits the traction control module from knowing when to enable the system.Traction control module is faulty: The traction control module - which, again, is often shared with the ABS - can malfunction and break altogether, causing the system to stop working. What to expect: A top-rated mobile mechanic will come to your home or office to determine the source and cause of the traction control issue, and will then provide a detailed inspection report that includes the scope and cost of the necessary repairs. How important is this service? It's important to have the traction control issue investigated as soon as possible, as adverse driving conditions can arise at any time. While your car is unlikely to incur further damage from a faulty traction control system, it won't be safe to drive in rain, snow, sleet, or other inclement weather, or even possibly through pools of water on the road. Furthermore, the issue that is causing the traction control light to illuminate could also be impacting the ABS.

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If the ABS light comes on immediately it likely has something to do the actual ABS control unit. Those are expensive, ask the place that did the work if they made any adjustments. Typically ABS control systems should only be serviced by the OEM. If the light comes on when you are driving, or if there is a catastrophic short in one of the wheel sensors it would also cause this and be far cheaper. Since the traction control light is also coming on it may very well be a wheel sensor since the same sensor is often used to detect wheel slippage and motion stop (for traction and ABS). The sensor price varies, for my Chevy Corsica is was 60+ for the front ones, and a lot for the rear since the sensor was housed in the hub. (if you have disc brakes in the rear, the price should be the same. i own a repair shop,and its not as bad as it sounds on this one,it could just be maintenance reminder on it causing this to happen they will do this ever so many miles,but i would have it checked,because when they was doing the brakes on it they might have hit a sensor and knocked a wire loose on it or something,but its not a big major thing with it,but take it back and have it checked,at this time there would be no way as to guess the cost of fixing it,if its a loose wire,probably 0 cost on it,but have it checked to be sure,good luck i hope this helps

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ABS light is on all the time as well as Traction Control light. Grinding occurs while driving


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no theres a problem with the abs, when abs doesnt work it turns on both those lights, you have to have computer scaned to get codes to diagnose the problem, it maybe just a wheel sensor. you cant turn it on or off, but you can still drive like that you just wont have abs trac-control when lights on computer shuts it down, so its like you shut it off, if you dont need it then dont fix it,wont affect running of engine .good luck.

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