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    Rear wheel hub wires reconected to r/hubs / service stering system

    So I jus took some time to go check out my rear wheel hubs bc Basscatt advised (in a different thread I hijacked) that I would need new ones due to my TCS CODES 1234/1235

    I was up under my car checking them out and noticed the wire(s) hanging there / Not Connected to the wheel hub

    That's ODD I said

    So I reconnected them and reset my codes
    Started the car and the Traction Control and ABS lights went off on the IC but then the "SERVICE STERING SYSTEM" came on.

    I drove around the block a few times and Im kinda feeling a different drive in the car... or maybe Not... something seems different besides the lights being off tho

    Anyways, here's my new code TCS C1241 Magna steer Malfunction

    I would like to FIX this

    Please Help... Its my last code

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    Does anyone know anything about this^^^


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    Re: Rear wheel hub wires reconected to r/hubs / service stering system

    Quote Originally Posted by SUPER LAC DEVILLE View Post
    ....I was up under my car checking them out and noticed the wire(s) hanging there / Not Connected to the wheel hub
    ....So I reconnected them and reset my codes

    Started the car and the Traction Control and ABS lights went off on the IC....
    You done good. Arbitrarily throwing parts at a car without any effort at diagnosis can be a very expensive proposition.
    Anyways, here's my new code TCS C1241 Magna steer Malfunction
    Get back under the car and inspect the (two pin) connector at the top side of the steering rack. You are looking for damaged wires or corrosion on the connector pins.

    The wire harness from the steering rack goes directly to the EBTCM, but if C1241 is your only code, it's unlikely there is an issue at the EBTCM end of the circuit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimD View Post
    You done good. Arbitrarily throwing parts at a car without any effort at diagnosis can be a very expensive proposition.

    Get back under the car and inspect the (two pin) connector at the top side of the steering rack. You are looking for damaged wires or corrosion on the connector pins.

    The wire harness from the steering rack goes directly to the EBTCM, but if C1241 is your only code, it's unlikely there is an issue at the EBTCM end of the circuit.
    Hmmmm

    Nope, Haven't arbitrarily thrown parts at my car... Lately

    The only thing I did was inspect the ones that were there to see if there was any problems... Bc I wanted to know Why I would need to replace them. $100 for Rear Hubs wouldn't hurt but if there not "Faulty" then I'll hold off and chase the Real problem

    But That's when I discovered those disconnected wires... And reconnected them. I don't have any idea why some one disconnected them... But I can't believe I missed them when I changed and rotated my tires... So mad at myself about that

    Anyways...

    C1241 is the only code I have, so if its unlikely its the EBTCM, then I'm looking for wires that are damaged or corroded...

    Don't suppose u have a pic or a diagram of the two pin connector on the steering rack that will show me what I'm looking for ???

    I'm not a mechanic but if I know what I'm looking at I can inspect it...

    What would I use to clean corrosion... Will WD40 and a Toothbrush be ok???

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    Re: Rear wheel hub wires reconected to r/hubs / service stering system

    Quote Originally Posted by SUPER LAC DEVILLE View Post
    Hmmmm

    Nope, Haven't arbitrarily thrown parts at my car... Lately

    The only thing I did was inspect the ones that were there to see if there was any problems... Bc I wanted to know Why I would need to replace them. $100 for Rear Hubs wouldn't hurt but if there not "Faulty" then I'll hold off and chase the Real problem

    But That's when I discovered those disconnected wires... And reconnected them. I don't have any idea why some one disconnected them... But I can't believe I missed them when I changed and rotated my tires... So mad at myself about that
    You missed the point of my first sentence.

    Don't suppose u have a pic or a diagram of the two pin connector on the steering rack that will show me what I'm looking for ???
    No.
    What would I use to clean corrosion... Will WD40 and a Toothbrush be ok???
    WD-40 is touted as the cure in a can for all manner of problems including relieving the pain of arthritis. But it was developed to displace water (WD = water displacement, 40 means the 40th attempt at the formula).

    I use aerosol electrical contact cleaner from Lowe's or Home Depot or Radio Shack among others. Usually cycling the connector a few times will scrub mild corrosion/oxidation from connector pins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimD View Post
    You missed the point of my first sentence.

    No.
    WD-40 is touted as the cure in a can for all manner of problems including relieving the pain of arthritis. But it was developed to displace water (WD = water displacement, 40 means the 40th attempt at the formula).

    I use aerosol electrical contact cleaner from Lowe's or Home Depot or Radio Shack among others. Usually cycling the connector a few times will scrub mild corrosion/oxidation from connector pins.
    Ok
    Will try that when I find it

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    Re: Rear wheel hub wires reconected to r/hubs / service stering system

    If you find a connector corroded and get it cleaned up use a little dielectric grease to keep it that way.
    About the only thing I use WD40 for is locks during the winter and spraying on tools to keep from rusting laying around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodnok01 View Post
    If you find a connector corroded and get it cleaned up use a little dielectric grease to keep it that way.
    About the only thing I use WD40 for is locks during the winter and spraying on tools to keep from rusting laying around.
    Ok cool
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    Wish I knew what this two pin connector thing look like ...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Caddy-EaRL View Post
    Ok
    So it's the same type of wire that's on the wheel hubs
    Thanks so much
    At least now I know what plug to look for

    Not sure bout the other pic but I appreciate the reference a lot

    Looks like the thing that connects to the steering column... er, maybe not???






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    Quote Originally Posted by SUPER LAC DEVILLE

    Ok
    So it's the same type of wire that's on the wheel hubs
    Thanks so much
    At least now I know what plug to look for

    Not sure bout the other pic but I appreciate the reference a lot

    Looks like the thing that connects to the steering column... er, maybe not???

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    Yes its the top of the rack an pinion where it connects to the column.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caddy-EaRL View Post
    Yes its the top of the rack an pinion where it connects to the column.
    Man,
    thanks so much
    Ima look again today
    I jus didn't wanna start disconnecting and reconnecting wires randomly and mess up something else

    This is the last code I have to fix and I'm done and can start focusing on studding the engine... Sometime in the next year or so. Lol.


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