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2002 Cadillac Escalade Service Stability System Light comes on

I took it to the local Cadillac dealer and they said it was the sensor on the steering colum. They charged me $150.00 to replace it and it still does the same thing. Now no code comes up but the light comes on after driving about 50 feet. It's off when you first start it but once you move 50 feet it comes on and it makes a noise before the light comes on.

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  • william moody May 11, 2010

    what light comes on and what sensor did they replace and what is it doing

  • Joel Friedenberg May 11, 2010

    Unfortunately, it's becoming more and more commonplace for a repair shop to replace more than one sensor or part before the problem is fixed. It's also becoming more common for repair shops to hold on to the part they replaced or give it to the customer for replacement in the vehicle if the problem was not solved. More and more shops are working with customers because of the complexities of vehicles and the inexact science of repairing them. I'd go back to the Dealer, and tell them you want the old part put back in and start over with the fix, and you should not be paying for the part.

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The problem is the wheel bearings that have the ABS sensor attached. Check the computer for the code as there is also an up date for the wiring sytem with a jumper for $60 fix that possible could solve the problem.

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