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Hey guys, I'm new to the site. I have a red '06 Canyon, 5 cylinder crew cab.
My tail light wasn't working because the fuse was burnt out, so I drove to get a fuse (running fine) I put the fuse in and start it up and it's running really rough and will only do about 20km/hr on flat ground. I'm getting a message on the dash: reduced power, traction fault.
I checked out the formus here and tried the simple fixes like disconnecting the battery and I tested the relay. It's good. Not sure what's going on here. Please help!
 

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Sounds like the abs wheel speed sensors are bad. Those are located in the front wheel hubs. Quick fix is to remove the abs and traction control fuses until it can be properly fixed. Doing so will light up your dash like a Christmas tree and you'll loose abs and traction control.
 

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No break in traction. I was driving relatively civily at the time. The only thing I did was change the fuse for my tail lights. The light is till malfunctioning by the way. I forgot to mention that. The brake and signal work, but the running lights don't. I'm not sure if that's related or just coincidence though. My thought is that it may be grounding out somewhere.

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Mine did the same thing going down highway and has done it multiple times later going down the road and on start ups. All I dome was let it set for about 10-15 mins and it would reset I guess. But my truck always has traction fault and I just changed my wheel speed sensor
 

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Mine doesn't reset even after disconnecting the battery for over an hour. Very frustrating. Thanks for the suggestions. I'm gonna try pulling the abs and traction fuses when I get home.
 

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Figured it out. When we were trying to figure out my tail light problem we switched the etc fuse to the tail light. I guess it weakened the fuse and when I started the truck it blew while in the etc slot. Now I just need to figure out why I keep blowing tail light fuses.
 

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Would blowing your parklight bulbs be the same thing? bc I keep blowing the signal bulbs and they all blink fast even the side that dont have any blown bulbs
 

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I had this exact problem 2--5 GMC canyon and just got it fixed. For years every once in a while I'd get
reduced power/traction fault. I'd turn the car off and it would clear itself. Then a few weeks ago it started coming on a lot and sometimes the motor would just shut off.
I went to my shop in Van Nuys and they were familiar with the problem.
He opened the hood and there is a sensor right on the top of the motor when he lightly tapped on it the motor would shut off. So he fixed that but it kept doing it
He ran some scans and said there were 2 sensors on the gas pedal and they were bad.
So he replaced that and now the truck is running better than ever.
 

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I had this exact problem 2--5 GMC canyon and just got it fixed. For years every once in a while I'd get reduced power/traction fault. I'd turn the car off and it would clear itself. Then a few weeks ago it started coming on a lot and sometimes the motor would just shut off. I went to my shop in Van Nuys and they were familiar with the problem. He opened the hood and there is a sensor right on the top of the motor when he lightly tapped on it the motor would shut off. So he fixed that but it kept doing it He ran some scans and said there were 2 sensors on the gas pedal and they were bad. So he replaced that and now the truck is running better than ever.
Do you know what sensors they are?
 
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