Last post on Dec 06, 2012 at 7:56 AM
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GMC Yukon Denali, SUV
#44 of 53 Re: Traction active issues 2004 Yukon SLT [barrydavis67]
Jan 04, 2012 (9:03 am)
All of this, sometimes individually and sometimes all at the same time, happened over the course of 2 years with my '05 Yukon XL. I had it serviced at Wright Pontiac/GMC in Wexford, which is where I bought it.
I had the ABS light come on, the traction control light come on and also experienced the lost of acceleration when pulling away from a complete stop, such as a red light. I was nervous turning left in front of oncoming traffic from a standstill because of this.
WRight wanted to change the ABS sensors and the steering wheel position sensor, which I did and the problem continued to come and go, albeit not as frequently. When driving in the snow, if the tires did slip it would immediately kick on the ABS light and traction control light. Sometimes those lights stayed lit up for weeks and wouldn't shut off, emitting a loud pinging noise for a minute every time I turned on the vehicle. When the ABS light is on, that means you DO NOT have antilock brakes working and there were a few times that I skidded and fishtailed a bit on wet roads and also had to be especially careful in the snow.
Then they wanted to replace the ABS/traction control module which is housed under the body of the vehicle. That part plus labor was over $1000. There were no guarantees that the problem would go away because it was just an educated guess on their part if that was the sole source of the problem. It seemed like too much money to throw at a "guess" with no guarantees. At that point, with the leaking fuel line, need for new brakes and four new tires I decided to not throw any more money into the Yukon and got rid of it.
#45 of 53 Re: Traction active issues 2004 Yukon SLT [barrydavis67]
Jan 04, 2012 (12:07 pm)
Remove BOTH front ABS sensors and file and clean the hub where they mount. Although the shops are supposed to file/clean the surface when they replace sensors, most of them don't do it. Your "traction control" issue at a stop light / stop sign will go away after you have done this.
#46 of 53 Re: 2004 Yukon XL Denali [mariannes1]
Mar 28, 2012 (4:31 am)
I have a 2005 Yukon XL with the same issue your having. After several times taking it in for service a local mechanic finally found the issue. Prior to him finding the issue, I was told it was a wheel sensor, then it was the pump, which the pump was replaced. It was neither of these. What he found was that you have a sensor on the steering column that if it gets out of adjustment, it will cause the issue your having. Have them adjust this sensor.
#48 of 53 Re: traction active message [isi]
Apr 25, 2012 (2:22 pm)
I am also having the same problem. Could you please tell me where to locate these sensors and remove them?
Thanks in advance for your help.
#49 of 53 Re: Traction active issues 2004 Yukon SLT [isi]
Apr 25, 2012 (2:39 pm)
Where are these sensors located?
#51 of 53 2004 yukon denali xl
Oct 16, 2012 (1:54 am)
I've had my denali for about a year had have had it in the
Four times so far over $1200 so far and I still have the same
Problem the truck won't move when the traction comes
On!!! The want to replace the sensor in the steering wheel
That I just had replaced 6 months ago that cost $500
Then the computer on and on it goes its a money
Pit I'm getting sick of now there replacing the wheel sensors
If it don't work this time I'm contacting DMV !!!
#52 of 53 Re: 2004 yukon denali xl [lindseylynn]
Dec 06, 2012 (7:46 am)
I have a 2004 yukon xl Denali. Had the traction active message coming up. My Mechanic replaced both wheel speed sensors to start with and it was still showing a problem on the right passenger side. Replaced the hub on that side and the truck is working fine. My mechanic done a great job and it was less than two hundred dollars. What a great mechanic.
#53 of 53 Re: 2004 yukon denali xl [lawman1962]
Dec 06, 2012 (7:56 am)
For $200 you did well!
However, you did not need to replace the hub. Remember this when the left side shows the same problem. All that needs to be done is to remove the wheel speed sensor and file the area where it makes contact with the hub. This area tends to rust over time, and if filed until shiny, the sensor will work properly! Tell him to put some anti-seize on the area before he replaces the wheel speed sensor.