Check Stabiltrack message.

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Has anyone experienced the messages Check Stabiltrak and Traction Control off? Is this due to wheel speed sensor error or what?
 

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it could be but the system needs to be scanned for a code to determine what the actual cause is
 

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I should have mentioned the engine was cutting out depending on throttle position. Uphill would cause it to cut out. This all started at the same time.
A code scan listed the impact sensor was a problem
 

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I assume this means you have corrected the problem.
 

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can you post all the codes ECM and ABS
 

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Zora, Don't have the # but one indicated the front left speed sensor and another was the rear impact sensor. ABS light was lit also.
 
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Front, left sensor replaced. Problem came right back They will try the rear impact sensor but I have lost my confidence. The impact sensors can cut off the engine I understand but can that cause all the messages that I am getting about "Stabil-Trac"?
 

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Original codes pulled after the event were: C0035 (Left Front Speed Sensor), B101D (Airbag 6), B0088 (Right Rear Impact Sensor), B0081 (Pass. Present System), U0170 (Restraint Communication Lost).
I am starting to get worried it may be the Communication ECM.
 

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did they check the wire harness going to the left sensor?
did you have a dead battery or other problem with the charging system?
 

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No, battery/charging system problems. I don't know about the wire harness.
 

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If the codes other than the wheel sensor are cleared do they return?
 

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It's now thought it is the magnet in the wheel bearing housing that's bad.
 

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The part can be purchased for about $186 plus the labor. Depending on the labor rate a guess would be $400.
 

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So far, so good. It appears that the wheel speed sensor and associated magnet in the wheel bearing hub caused all the messages and my grief. I, at least got it home without any errors.
 

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Update to the wheel sensor/hub problem. Since the first hub was replaced I have had two more fail in exactly the same way. One more to go. The last one I decided to try the replacement of the hub myself. Very hard to do. I used a two, large bolt idea by putting them in lug bolt holes, opposite each other and tightening until it cracked loose. Replaced the sensor also while in there. We live on a gravel road and must be very hard on the hubs and brakes. The hub has a glued on magnetic strip that can be damaged fairly easy. All is well for the time being.
 

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The part can be purchased for about $186 plus the labor. Depending on the labor rate a guess would be $400.
Ended up spending $65 for the new hub and $19 for the sensor/pickup. Good thing I didn't have to pay labor for me or I would've had to re-mortgage.
 

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One more follow up to previous hub and sensor replacement. I finally had to do the last wheel to add to the other three. Similar to the cost of the one in June. Labor was still a factor since I am 79 years old and still did it myself. I can't help but wonder, are they still using a glued on magnetic ring on the hub to sense wheel speed on newer models. If so I wouldn't consider buying another one of these cars.
 
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