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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-02-2010, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
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"ABS" and "TRACTION CONTROL" Warning Indicators

I have an 06 Cobalt LT with about 46k miles on the clock. Currently my daughter has that vehicle with her @ college. She called last night to tell me of a couple warning light that were appearing at the same time while she was driving around campus. the lights were "traction control" and "abs". I gave the care a very complete maintenance check-out before she took it to school about a monthy ago, so I know I'm not dealing with low fluids or anything obvious, of that nature. I suspect a sensor failure (wheel) or something like that. Anyone have a similar issue? Any thoughts?
I would appreciate any ideas, as I'm kinda nervous about my girl being away from home with potentially problematic transportation....I'm sure the rest of you dads understand.

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wow you pervs are a big help

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I just laughed at his statement.....and here is my .02, I had the ABS light on in my car for awhile when I only had 12k kilometers on my car. Turns out that one was a faulty sensor so it is a possibility got the sensor replaced and been fine since

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Why not just have her take the car to a shop and get it checked out

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-02-2010, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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Taking the car to a local shop is a possibility, but only as a last resort. I am very particular about my cars, trucks and motorcycles (I have sereral of each) and prefer to do all my own service work. Most of the mechanics at your local shop/dealer are a bunch of teenage hacks....
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you have a bad abs sensor in one of the spindles . just fixed my sisters car for the same thing . get it scanned , they will tell you what one is bad .
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Ya but how do you scan when the OBD II scanner wont tell you what wheel sensor is the issue, and are the hubs hard to get off at 80K my ABS and Traction Light are on constantly it was off and on and now it is just on 24/7
Dealership wants over $650 to tell me which wheel and replace one bad sensor/hub.
I do all my own work, but i hear the hubs can be a complete pain in butt.
Any Tips tricks advice

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maybe they came on because she lost traction then braked hard engaging abs



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