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First of all I would like to say thank you to everyone that helpped me with ideas to get my lca off because I finally got it off and put everything back together in about 3.5-4 hours. (only taking my time to make sure it was all right) It rides very smooth and I didnt need to get an alignment!!

Secondly, a new problem has arised. The ABS sensor is back in place and plugged in but my ABS light and my traction control light are both on. I did start the car yesterday without the sensor in just to get it running after a month, and after about a minute these lights came on. Do you think I need to just erase the codes or could there be a problem? They are on when I start the car then they turn off and I think Im all good and they stay off until I drive about 20mph and they come back on!! Im at a loss...

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Ok, first off I'd try clearing the ECU by removing the negative battery terminal for 10 mins or so. This resets all that the ECU has learned, so you can expect a slight drop in fuel economy. To help reduce the time this takes, try this method. Before removing the neg, warm up the engine to normal operating temperature. Then remove the neg terminal for 10 mins. Now replace the terminal, and start the car. Allow the car to idle for 6 minutes, and do not touch the accelerator during this time. Use a stopwatch to be sure you allow it to idle for 6 minutes. During this time you might notice the idle moving slightly, and after the air fuel ratio is reset, the idle will drop slightly.

Afterwards, hopefully the code about the ABS sensor will not appear again. If it does, then you'll have to remove it. The ABS sensor should be completely cleaned of all metal derbis. It's a magnet, so metal flakes could be stuck to it.

That's about all I can think of that would continue to cause issues. I'd naturally assume the sensor you removed is where the problem is. If cleaning and resetting doesn't fix the issue, you might want to check the other sensors.

Best of luck!
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