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When I make a turn from a dead stop, the "traction control" light comes on every time, even though a slip condition does not exsist. How do I check to see which sensor is bad? 2006 GMC 1500 2wd with towing package. Thanks, Ken

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Unfortunately you will need a professional
scan tool to take a look at the issue

Most likely a wheel speed sensor or
other ABS System issue

Posted on Mar 28, 2011

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