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esfd243

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So my 2012 D/A 2500 has the service stabilitrak light on. It came on 2 months ago after sitting in extreme heat of a parking lot in Orlando. Been fine in NY ever since. Now today 87 degrees and truck baked all day and the light is back on? Is it enough to take to a dealer?


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esfd243 wrote:

So my 2012 D/A 2500 has the service stabilitrak light on. It came on 2 months ago after sitting in extreme heat of a parking lot in Orlando. Been fine in NY ever since. Now today 87 degrees and truck baked all day and the light is back on? Is it enough to take to a dealer?


Not enough info to help. Get the trouble codes read by an auto parts store and get back to us...

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mapguy wrote:

esfd243 wrote:

So my 2012 D/A 2500 has the service stabilitrak light on. It came on 2 months ago after sitting in extreme heat of a parking lot in Orlando. Been fine in NY ever since. Now today 87 degrees and truck baked all day and the light is back on? Is it enough to take to a dealer?


Not enough info to help. Get the trouble codes read by an auto parts store and get back to us...
I don't put much stock in the codes you get from an auto parts store. Inexpensive scanners read by former fast food workers. I would spend a few bucks and get a proper diagnosis from a qualified technician, but that's just me.

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Because the codes are different depending on who read them??
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Grit dog wrote:

Because the codes are different depending on who read them??
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Truth.

Maybe a drivability issue would warrant a trip to the dealer. A Code is a Code when it is OBDII. Now what you do to troubleshoot it might be different if it is like a P300 are something like that where the code could be from multiple issues.

Getting the code read at a place like Autozone starts you down a good path and it is free.

I have a really good ABS/OBDII reader. OP you will need one that does ABS as well and is CANBUS ready.


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ls1mike wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

Because the codes are different depending on who read them??
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Truth.

Maybe a drivability issue would warrant a trip to the dealer. A Code is a Code when it is OBDII. Now what you do to troubleshoot it might be different if it is like a P300 are something like that where the code could be from multiple issues.

Getting the code read at a place like Autozone starts you down a good path and it is free.

I have a really good ABS/OBDII reader. OP you will need one that does ABS as well and is CANBUS ready.


This is the way if you are a savvy DIYer, ls1mike is correct -it does take a decent code reader/scanner to trouble shoot the system problems the OP has. Oreillys and Autozone seem to be the best for getting scans at least in my area.

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The code dont change just cause Bubba at Autozone pulled it. Get the code and GTS (Google That ****...)


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The basic OBD code readers can only get to the ECU. The other modules like ABS and Body Control require manufacturer specific protocols that your typical AutoZone reader can't get to. If you don't want to go to the dealership I would go to a diesel shop at least.

Maybe first check the rear wheel sensors, I hear that wheel bearing and brake rotor wear will affect them.

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When I had that issue, mine was the steering angle sensor (or steering wheel position sensor). Good luck!


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Grit dog wrote:

Because the codes are different depending on who read them??
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Went there twice with 2 different trucks. Whatever codes they pulled out were totally not related to problems that were found. They wanted to sell me a bunch of parts that would have fixed nothing. maybe it was their interpretation of the codes that was off.

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