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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-30-2018, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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New Suspention - Traction Control/Stabilitrak/ABS

I've recently had new suspension kits installed in the front of my 2007 Outlook. After doing so, the traction control and stabilitrak alerts have come on. I brought the vehicle in for an alignment after, figuring this would also correct these messages, but it has not. In fact, only after having the alignment done, the ABS light has also now shown up. Immediately after driving from the mechanic these warnings showed up so I returned. He hooked up an obd scanner but no codes have returned. I was asked to bring it back later in the week to be looked into further. If possible, I'd like to correct these alerts myself and determine what has caused them. Nothing other than the suspension kit installation was performed and these alerts happened immediately after driving after the installation. I've double checked the sensors to ensure they weren't damaged during the install, and visually they look ok. I've also heard that if the steering wheel becomes unaligned (which happened) this can cause these alerts to come up. If anyone can provide any insight that would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-01-2018, 12:01 PM
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Yes the steering wheel position sensor can be the culprit although it probably should have thrown a code. A lot of issues can give those messages, there are several computers which talk to each other, sometimes they just disagree on something.
The easiest thing to check is your brake fluid level, it can give those messages if it is low.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-04-2018, 12:21 AM Thread Starter
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Yes the steering wheel position sensor can be the culprit although it probably should have thrown a code. A lot of issues can give those messages, there are several computers which talk to each other, sometimes they just disagree on something.
The easiest thing to check is your brake fluid level, it can give those messages if it is low.

In regards to the brake fluid level, yes, I had previously come across that in the forums and topped mine up just in case. Unfortunately this hasn't corrected the issue. I have also connected my own obd scanner and it pulls no codes. I'm assuming the traction control/stabilitrak/abs are using a separate ECM from the main one? I'm not sure about how all that connects and works with each other. I'm really stumped at this point. Like I mentioned previously, this happened precisely after installing new suspension kits so I feel like it's 99% related; although I know there's still that small percentage it is coincidental to be caused my something else.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-17-2018, 11:16 PM
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Not a lot of action on here. try the other forums, acadia, enclave and traverse. There are several computers which communicate with each other and sometimes they don't agree. Could be a pinched wire, loose connector. Who knows, only the mechanic who did the work knows what was, and maybe was disturbed. Make sure your throttle body is clean, and clean your mass air flow sensor.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-17-2018, 11:20 PM
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Also I read there is a clock spring in the steering wheel which can get out of adjustment after an alignment. One poster stated that they gave it another turn and that solved the issue. I cannot remember which forum it was, check them all.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-24-2018, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for everyone's input. it turned out to be a faulty ABS sensor. I can only assume it was damaged or pinched during the suspension installation. the issue is now resolved.
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