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Old 11-06-2006, 11:43 AM   #1
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Okay, so it looks as if I was unfortunate enough to get a car with quite a few problems. Firstly, the SERVICE STABILITY SYSTEM message appears everytime I drive the car for any distance over 5 miles. Sometimes it comes on with the LOW TRAC light too. Second, I believe that based on the info I've read about the Trans. Pres. Control Solenoid that I have definitly got that problem as well. So last night I took it to Advance Autoparts and had them scan it for codes. And the guy told me that there were no codes coming up and no stored codes. He also told me that unless a light comes on and stays on there isn't a problem (add a grain of salt). So the question is was it his instrument that was faulty? Do I have anything to worry about?
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First off... you probably don't have a lemon. (They never came in any other colors than yellow)

The low trac and stability systems are most likely linked. I'll hold off until the 00 experts can get more info from you.

Please elaborate on the transmission issue. You only say "from your reading about pressures etc".. we need more info to go on.
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the trac, abs, and stability codes can only be read with a tech2 scantool, your likely going to have to go to visit the dealer
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As Bill said, the low traction and the service stability system are likely related. This is another recent discussion on a similar issue.

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=65592

The service stabillity system displayed has generally been caused by the steering position sensor, sometime following work on the intermediate steering shaft. It'* quite a process to change out, which you will probably want the dealer to do. They can also tell you if a wheel speed sensor (WSS), within the wheel hub may also be to blame. First, you may want to check the connections at each of the wheels for the WSS. Disconnect and reconnect a few times. See if that helps.

And more information on the transmission issue would be helpful.
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Okay, so it looks as if I was unfortunate enough to get a car with quite a few problems. Firstly, the SERVICE STABILITY SYSTEM message appears everytime I drive the car for any distance over 5 miles. Sometimes it comes on with the LOW TRAC light too. Second, I believe that based on the info I've read about the Trans. Pres. Control Solenoid that I have definitly got that problem as well. So last night I took it to Advance Autoparts and had them scan it for codes. And the guy told me that there were no codes coming up and no stored codes. He also told me that unless a light comes on and stays on there isn't a problem (add a grain of salt). So the question is was it his instrument that was faulty? Do I have anything to worry about?
Last week I posted my trans. problem information in the 2000-2005 forum under "THE PRESSURE CONTROL SOLENOID?" I'll just copy and paste from that post.

Well, I think I may have the dreaded Trans. Pressure Control Solenoid problem. I've had the car almost 2 month and in that time I have noticed on two seperate occasions that during light acceleration the shift from 1st to 2nd is hard and abrupt. The problem seems to continue until I turn the car off and restart it, then it seems fine. The questions is: How much should I expect to pay for this repair in total and is damage being done to the transmission even when I don't feel the abrupt shift? Thanks for your help everyone.
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So does this mean no one has an opinion about the transmission problem?
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Would you like help with the ABS and service stability or would you prefer to change the topic of your post and have it locked due to a duplicate posting with your post from last week about transmission issues?
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Last week I posted my trans. problem information in the 2000-2005 forum under "THE PRESSURE CONTROL SOLENOID?" I'll just copy and paste from that post.
Please don't. Continue the original thread you have started:

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=65488

Keep this thread for your other issues.
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I'm sorry, still getting use to the rules and everything. See I posted the transmission thread on the 1st and didn't get any response and the reason I tied it in with this one is because no trans. problem codes appeared when I had it scanned. So I was thinking that perhaps it was a generalized computer problem instead of problems with indiv. systems. But as someone said ABS codes won't appear unless they use a Tech2, so I guess I'll just take it to the dealer and that will be that.
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I wouldn't take it to the dealer yet. Bump your other thread. A GH will help you out.
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