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Old 10-18-2008, 06:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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DSC problems

With the DSC on the left front brake will grab real hard within the first 1/2 mile of driving then the system will turn itself off. When I cycle the key it will reset to on but the problem comes back. Any ideas what might be going on?
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Sticky caliper on the left front wheel.
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Any dsc lights?
Could be your ABS/DSC controller going bad....
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After it happens the DSC light stays on which indicates the system has shut itself off. As far as a bad caliper there is no problem with the DSC off. Also when it happens you can hear a growling from under the hood which I assume is the ABS motor. Seems to happen when I make a left turn. Once i was turning left at an intersection and once when I was coming back onto the road after pulling onto the shoulder.
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It sounds like the ABS unit is playing up, diagnostics will pick this up if it is, but from what youve said "Growling" I would say the unit is on its way out, I pressume you have checked the fluid level ?, If thats ok def the unit.
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Yep have to codes read! should tell you the issue what if you Manually turn the dsc off via the dsc button?
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no problems if you turn it off. happened to me twice in 30 min. I turned it off for 2 days and have since been driving with it back on and have had no problems so far. I want to buy a code reader are the ones made by peake good for a diy'er.
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