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Service Stabilitrak, Service Engine Light

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Service Stabilitrak, Service Engine Light

Postby Onlyina_Chevy [OP] » Oct 21 2011, 11:33am

This morning on my way to drop off my other car at the shop, my buddy drove my truck whilst I drove the project car. As I stepped back into mine, my buddy said that something wasn't quite right with the truck. At first I noticed the 'Traction Control' light and the 'Service Engine' light continuously on. I turned the truck off, then turned it back on. The truck turned over in an odd way though...it was as if it (the ignition itself) almost took over the starting process (kinda hard to explain...I think there were Pixies in the ignition). He said take off slow, let it coast. I did that and when the truck switched to the next gear, the whole truck jolted (kinda like when you switch the 'shift firmness' option to 'on' with the Hypertech programmer except much harder). If that wasn't weird enough, the DIC kept switching back and forth from 'Service Stabilitrak' to 'Service Traction Control'. Odd. But here's where it really gets strange; there were no RPM's reading...the gauge was stuck at zero! When we got back to the neighborhood, I turned the truck off, locked the doors, and set the alarm as if I were walking away from it, but I was still inside. Unlocked the doors and started it. Everything was back to normal except the 'Service Engine' light remains on...must have hit a hard code there.

Glad this happened today as I am taking off to Oregon in a couple weeks for vacation...would hate to get stuck in some podunk town like Boise, ID. :D

Of course, it's still under warranty; I'll let the professionals figure out what's wrong with it.
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Re: Service Stabilitrak, Service Engine Light

Postby Onlyina_Chevy [OP] » Nov 18 2011, 6:26pm

So, this is an ongoing problem that has given me a real headache on my travels from Oklahoma to Oregon and my return home. Now I sit here staring at the mountans of Utah (which really is a beautiful sight) wondering if the problem is engine related or electrical. In other words, is it covered under warranty or not? I have 49k on the 2yr old truck. :shock:
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Re: Service Stabilitrak, Service Engine Light

Postby EKinMN » Nov 18 2011, 7:02pm

Best wishes to you! Hoping it's engine, so it's covered by the powertrain warranty!
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Re: Service Stabilitrak, Service Engine Light

Postby Onlyina_Chevy [OP] » Nov 18 2011, 10:41pm

Throttle body positioning sensor...COVERED! :D
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Re: Service Stabilitrak, Service Engine Light

Postby waltersb » Aug 25 2012, 6:50pm

Im having the exact same problem with my 09. But it started overheating too? not sure why. Im going to the dealer monday morning.
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