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My 2010 chevy traverse seems to idle high while I'm driving.

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My 2010 chevy traverse...

My 2010 chevy traverse seems to idle high while I'm driving. When I pull over, put it in park, then drive, it performs as normal. what's causing this?

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? What size is the engine?

126,624 miles v6 engine

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Traverse yourself? What have you tried so far?

I bought the car used so the warranty is long gone. I took it to Firestone yesterday. they said it needed spark plugs and and an engine air filter. $539 of what seems more like maintenance later, i noticed the same problem again this morning.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Now my stabilitrak and ABS lights are on when they weren't before. I am also now getting a messaging that the traction control is off as well as my all wheel drive.

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Chevy Mechanic: Lou P., ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago
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Chevy Mechanic: Lou P., ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

from what you describe you have an issue with the throttle body and or accelerator pedal.

do you own a scan tool or is the check engine light on as well?

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Chevy Mechanic: Lou P., ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

not sure if my last message went through, my name is ***** ***** I can help with this :)

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
check engine light was on when I took it to Firestone. Today's off but now, the ABS and stabilitrak lights are on! It's also now reading that I need to service my traction control and All Wheel Drive is Off too.
Chevy Mechanic: Lou P., ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

you have an electronic throttle body that limits the throttle based on accelerator pedal input, well the motor can fail or the throttle body can be gummed up , since there is no cable the motor that runs it must meet certain positions , if it does not then the lights you speak of will come on because the limiting of the throttle is actually part of the traction system.

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Chevy Mechanic: Lou P., ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

yeah all of those can be tied into the throttle body, did firestone run the fault codes do you know?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Not sure. I will ask
Chevy Mechanic: Lou P., ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

ok, if I can get the fault code then I can give you the best possible scenario.

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