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Old 08-09-2010, 05:20 PM   #1
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ABS Traction Fault

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I've been having this fault pop up intermittently for the past month, reads on the dash display as ABS Traction Fault. Will come on just randomly driving down the highway, or will decide to engage the ABS braking while trying to come to a stop with light/med braking.

Any idea what causes this issue? Or where abouts I should start looking for a problem??

I did a search on here but didn't come up with much. Am new to the Canyon/Colly family.

Thanks in advance for any info.
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Re: ABS Traction Fault

Mine did the same thing once, along with the phantom wiper. Had the bcm flashed and nothing since then.
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Re: ABS Traction Fault

check your ABS sensor on your front hubs to make sure the wire isn't pinched or cut anywhere, if that checks out then clean out the sensor itself which is a small metal ring pressed on the back of the wheel hub. The ABS sensors are a big issue on these trucks and are very sensitive and dirt or debris and it will throw a code or if the metal ring is slightly bent it could also throw an intermittent code.
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Re: ABS Traction Fault

Welcome to the club. Mines been on for a while, replaced both sensors, and the ABS unit it self. Nothin has worked. Finally sad F'it and pulled the fuses, deal with the no ABS and the flashin lights on the dash.
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Re: ABS Traction Fault

yeah sounds like the wheel speed sensors are picking up different readdings... check them toner rings on the CV axles, make sure the sensor is clear...its magnetic so it can pick up debris from rotors
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Re: ABS Traction Fault

Awesome thanks for the info. I'll probably tear into the truck this weekend and see how the sensors look.
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Re: ABS Traction Fault

The abs/traction fault has started to come on in my '05 Canyon when I am driving on the highway. Also it seems that the traction control will activate at some times when the wheels are not slipping. I have replaced both front hubs already. Does anyone know what the problem could be?
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Re: ABS Traction Fault

I disabled my abs because of the fact of it working when it wasn't supposed to. Been much happier that way and now I don't replace abs parts all the damn time
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Re: ABS Traction Fault

Is there wa way to disable the abs other than pulling the fuse? When I did that, both the abs light and the brake warning light came on. (the brake warning willl tell you about low fluid and such also I think)
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Re: ABS Traction Fault

Let me ask you this, since no one has yet.

Do you have a plug and play HID kit in your truck?
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Re: ABS Traction Fault

Remove the leds in the dash lol. Maybe a tech II can shut it down idk
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Re: ABS Traction Fault

My abs is now coming on when i am lightly braking and sometimes it will make a clunking noise and i am afraid that something is wrong with my brakes themselves. What is the best way to actually fix this rather than taking out the fuse? I am thinking that it is a rear wheel sensor?
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Re: ABS Traction Fault

There's only 3 sensors in your abs system for wheel speed. Your front hubs abs rings and the vehicle speed sensor on the rear of the transmission. Its more than likely a tone ring damaged but I just disabled it cause abs just made braking in my truck worse
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Re: ABS Traction Fault

The sensor is damaged on the front drivers and the bearing is also faulty as well. Since I have changed both hubs previously is chevy doing some sort of recall for this problem? I find it hard to believe that i need to be replacing hubs every 90K
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Re: ABS Traction Fault

Consider yourself lucky. I have changed both hubs already and have only 80k on the truck atm but hubs were changed at 50k roughly
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