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Old 04-18-2011, 01:04 PM   #1
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Greetings to all as this is my first post on this forum. I have an 09 Malibu bought used last October from a Chevy dealer that had 35000 miles at time of purchase. I went to change the oil and filter for the first time today. Car now has 38000 miles. after changing oil and filter, "Service Traction" and
"Service ESC" message are now blinking in message area, and check engine light and "sliding car" (ESC warning light) are lit. What did I do wrong?
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Old 04-18-2011, 03:22 PM   #2
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Wow, that's weird! What engine do you have?

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Do you recall moving or touching any wires? Did you use the DIC to reset the oil life monitor? Did you press the Traction Control button (lower right of center stack), or press and hold it for several seconds? Did a passenger or other person press it?
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Old 04-18-2011, 05:37 PM   #3
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Did you unplug any Sensors like the air intake temp sensor or Throttle body conector when checking things out under the hood. Some Engine DTCs will disable the traction control system.
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Old 04-18-2011, 08:33 PM   #4
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Greetings to all as this is my first post on this forum. I have an 09 Malibu bought used last October from a Chevy dealer that had 35000 miles at time of purchase. I went to change the oil and filter for the first time today. Car now has 38000 miles. after changing oil and filter, "Service Traction" and
"Service ESC" message are now blinking in message area, and check engine light and "sliding car" (ESC warning light) are lit. What did I do wrong?
Woah, you must have done something to make her mad...

When you have a minute take a look at this thread it will help you get squared away regarding the forum:

http://www.chevymalibuforum.com/foru...ead.php?t=5906

As far as your troubles go, from the responses you have received thus far, I have nothing to add yet. Let us know how you make out.
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Old 04-19-2011, 05:14 AM   #5
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You guys were right. When moving the air intake tube to get to the oil filter, the plug on the MAF sensor(?) came loose. It was still attached, but not making proper contact.
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Firepop5,

Since you have found the sensor that had come loose, has this taken care of the lights that were coming on?

These guys on here are awesome and full of helpful information to help us.

I hope that you week is going well!

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All messages are gone and all warning lights are off. Thanks again!
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All messages are gone and all warning lights are off. Thanks again!
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Good to see you got it fixed
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firepop5,

I am glad to read that your vehicle is working well and the lights are not coming on any longer.

In the future, don’t hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns.

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