Stablitrac light / traction control light. /. Check engine light

Asked by GuruL4FWY Mar 18, 2019 at 08:53 PM about the 2008 Chevrolet Impala SS FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My impala ss has this problem,   Driving on road, service stablitrac light
comes on, then service traction control light comes on,   They both flash on,  
engines starts to run really rough.  Next check engine light comes on and
code for #6 cylinder misfire.   Took to dealer ship, they said needs plugs and
wires,  did that, both service stablitrac and traction control light come back on
weeks later, took back to dealer.   Said no problem found.   I left.     Both light
came back on, set engine light, this time #5 & #6 misfire,   Was told coils were
bad.  Replace them.    Now SAME DAM PROBLEM!!!!!    CAN ANYONE HELP

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Im having the same issue with my 2006 Impala SS, and im thinking its going to take more money than its worth to fix it. I dont want to get rid of it, but its cost me one job so far, and now begging for a ride to get to my new job im supposed to start today. Its all the same check engine light, service traction control, but sounds like one of the CV joints is clicking in the turns. Just not good and not sure what to do.

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My 2103 Impala with 80K is doing same thing. Took in and replaced both front wheel hub (Bering) assembles and replaced front brake pads. 2 days later same errors. Traction Control so there is a button I turned traction control off , now it says traction control off.. then it says service traction control error... Service Stabilitrak error.. this error could mean you threw a rod in the engine to who knows what.. Also Service Brake Assist error...??? WTF.. Seems to be running fine. I think I should disable all sensors..

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Good evening! I am having the same prob with my 2013 Chevy impala (118,000 miles). Took to Chevy dealer in San Diego. Said multiple misfires and "POSSIBLY low compression" we RECOMMEND "New Trade in or replace engine" Would not tell me what the issue was causing the misfire "only when Stabalight trak an Service traction control would flash" not 100% of the time. Did either of you find any helpful advice on this recurring issue with Chevy? Email is: Any help would be appreciated Thx


I am having these issues but my lifters are bad and that is causing it. However the issue you guys need to address I used to have and it was a electronics harness. I will ask my mechanic which one it exactly was. My intake was causing it to short because of the metal box. It immediately fixed it.

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I have the exact same problem going on with mine I have the engine light flashing and the light comes on says service traction control Avon Island it will miss like crazy I can to get the RPMs up to 1,500 or 1,000 and it won't miss a lick but soon as we get going down the road it starts missing if I take it down then it comes out of it I replace spark plugs spark plug wires coil pack it ran good for a while then it started doing it again I was wondering could have a Cadillac converter or could it be fuel pump or fuel filter I mean please and thank you

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