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Service stablitrak and traction control warning lights comes on, brake warning light come on intermintently but the brakes don't make any noise or looks like is time to change them. Chevrolet Equinox 2008.

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    It was very helpful, now I have an idea of what is wrong with my vehicle. I'm going to follow the recomendation and get scan the system, then send the code back to you. Thank you!



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The Service Stabilitrak and Traction Control warning messages will come on when there is a problem in the Powertrain Control computer (engine and transmission), there may or may not be a check engine light on. The first step to start is to have the computer scanned for trouble codes. You can have this done free of charge at Auto Zone or visit some AutoShop with scanner reader; without the code, we could only guess.

You have a couple choices. You can go to a shop or dealer and have them scan the system and tell you what is wrong. Once they know the problem, they will quote the repair. You can also go to most any parts store and get the codes scanned for free but... they will not tell you what is wrong. they only give the code and what it means without full diagnostic.

If you go this route, you could come back to us and we can help narrow down once we know the code. In many cases when all these lights come on, it is one of the 4 wheel speed sensors. If one sensor goes bad, the lights come on, disable the system.

This is one of the more common problems we see. A wheel speed sensor price will vary as to if it is bought afternarket or through the dealer.

Keep us updated and send us your comments.

Posted on May 25, 2011

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    ZJ Limited May 25, 2011

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