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Old 02-02-2011, 12:18 PM
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my 10 ram sxt 4,7l is having some problems.... This morning when I started the truck, The ESp and Traction lights where up.... No assisteed stability and no traction control.... for a 4x2 right in a snowstorm.... nice!!!! Nerver had this problem before. Any of you have had this issue???
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This happens when for whenever reason ice builds up on a sensor, or one fails. I have only seen ice build up one time. And the other time the wheel sensor failed me.
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I agree with that ^^^^. Are you getting a lot of snow where you are? Were you out in it yesterday?
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The dealer needs to check the codes in the ESP and ABS systems and then they can give you a more definitive answer.
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Then he gets to drive to the dealer with no ABS or ESP? Woohoo!

I wonder if the codes came back after an ignition cycle.
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if he has a garage he could park it in there in hopes its a ice issue but its rare as far as I know but warming the truck may correct the issue.

Its not bad driving without ESP/Traction control you just have to be cautious.
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i agree with the second post, wheel sensor problem. take it to the dealer and they will change it at no cost. i had this problem last week.
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It could be a sensor , but for a correct diagnosis it needs the code extracted .
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Then he gets to drive to the dealer with no ABS or ESP? Woohoo!

I wonder if the codes came back after an ignition cycle.
The codes will remain stored even if the lights go off.
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