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Hello I will help you with your question,
Looks like the steering wheel was allowed to turn while the rack was out. This damages the clockspring connector breaking the connection between the airbag and the controller. Replace the clockspring and the codes will clear.
Please let me know what questions you have
The airbag is plugged in and not damaged?
The airbag controller checks the circuit every time the key is turned on. If the rack was out then the problem is the clockspring. I have seen this happen many times. It is critical to tie the wheel in place before disconnecting the rack.
The wheel stays in position and you center the rack (you centered the rack before you disconnected it right?) so it mates with the shaft.
With your truck it will have to be calibrated once the new one is installed.
Was this in an accident requiring the rack replacement?
That is probably what happened then, if this is insurance you will need a supplemental claim. Sounds like no one locked the wheel before removing the rack
I misunderstood, I thought this came in with the rack out. I am sure it is not your fault if it came in not tied.
Looks like it is about $100 and .7 to install then the angle is set during the alignment
Yes, this will turn on the traction control warning as well
Get the Dorman part if you can, some things have to be answered and I don't have the exact part number. You say traction control They all have this but there may be choices.
Click here for part link
See if Autozone has a Dorman part for your application