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wegotdatwood
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re: Car prob. Service ESC light? 11 Malibu. UPDATE 3, Traction Control Swtich

Dealership ordered a new part to fix the ESC that showed in the code. They said it has a short in it and that system would NOT cause a skipping problem. I don't know if they are jacking me around or not because when they drove it the car "didn't skip."

Anyway, I have about 6,000 miles to go before my bump to bumper warranty is up and a new esc thing.

Thoughts from car people?


BTHog
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re: Car prob. Service ESC light? 11 Malibu. UPDATE 3, Traction Control Swtich
How did they determine a component had an internal short??


NashBamaFan
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re: Car prob. Service ESC light? 11 Malibu. UPDATE 3, Traction Control Swtich
Dud they order a hub assembly? What did thy order?


wegotdatwood
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re: Car prob. Service ESC light? 11 Malibu. UPDATE 3, Traction Control Swtich
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Dud they order a hub assembly? What did thy order?


They just said it was a part that dealt with the ESC. Sorry, wish I knew. I'll ask tomorrow.


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wegotdatwood
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re: Car prob. Service ESC light? 11 Malibu. UPDATE 3, Traction Control Swtich
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How did they determine a component had an internal short??



They claimed that's what the code showed.


meauxjeaux2
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watson
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re: Car prob. Service ESC light? 11 Malibu. UPDATE 3, Traction Control Swtich
I'll anxiously await to hear what part was changed. My guess is the actual ESC module.


wegotdatwood
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re: Car prob. Service ESC light? 11 Malibu. UPDATE 3, Traction Control Swtich
Thanks, I appreciate it. Anything else that could cause trouble with if it was that?


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wegotdatwood
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re: Car prob. Service ESC light? 11 Malibu. UPDATE 3, Traction Control Swtich
They replaced the traction control switch. That makes any sense?


BTHog
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re: Car prob. Service ESC light? 11 Malibu. UPDATE 3, Traction Control Swtich
Sure. If the switch was bad


wegotdatwood
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re: Car prob. Service ESC light? 11 Malibu. UPDATE 3, Traction Control Swtich
Just curious, how much would it have cost to replace that including labor if it wasn't under warranty?


NashBamaFan
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re: Car prob. Service ESC light? 11 Malibu. UPDATE 3, Traction Control Swtich
125.00 give or take.


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wegotdatwood
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re: Car prob. Service ESC light? 11 Malibu. UPDATE 3, Traction Control Swtich
The car is STILL messing up and jerking around at in town speeds. I dropped it off for the 3rd time today. I'm going to ride with the mechanic tomorrow morning because they haven't been able to "reproduce" what I was talking about.

I have a bad feeling they won't fix it without a "code" showing up.

Is the transmission part of powertrain warranties? It's covered for another 5k on the bumper to bumper.


wegotdatwood
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re: Car prob. Service ESC light? 11 Malibu. UPDATE 3, Traction Control Swtich
Paging car people.


redstick13
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re: Car prob. Service ESC light? 11 Malibu. UPDATE 3, Traction Control Swtich
Go to your local autoparts store, use their code reader. Write down the error code and description and do some internet research of your own.


wegotdatwood
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re: Car prob. Service ESC light? 11 Malibu. UPDATE 3, Traction Control Swtich
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use their code reader. Write down the error code and description and do some internet research of your own.



Will do.


But it hasn't coded or shown an engine light for the transmission. Just slips each morning or if it's real cold.


NashBamaFan
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re: Car prob. Service ESC light? 11 Malibu. UPDATE 3, Traction Control Swtich
Power train covers transmission, yes.


wegotdatwood
Member since Aug 2009
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re: Car prob. Service ESC light? 11 Malibu. UPDATE 3, Traction Control Swtich
Sweet, I think on the Chevy that covers up to 100k.

I'll never buy another Chevy again. It only has 30k on the Malibu.


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Placebeaux
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re: Car prob. Service ESC light? 11 Malibu. UPDATE 3, Traction Control Swtich
what do you mean by skipping?


wegotdatwood
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re: Car prob. Service ESC light? 11 Malibu. UPDATE 3, Traction Control Swtich
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what do you mean by skipping?



I'll be driving around 40 and it all of a sudden jolts/skips. Seems it would be a transmission issue.


Placebeaux
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re: Car prob. Service ESC light? 11 Malibu. UPDATE 3, Traction Control Swtich
Do the rpms go up and if you give it gas it doesn't accelerate?


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