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Experience:  15 years foreign and domestic shop owner and technician
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2008 kia sorento esc off light stays olight up causes slow

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2008 kia sorento esc off light stays olight up causes slow take off
JA: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?
Customer: the electronic stabilty control
JA: Are you fixing your Sorento yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: i bought a code reader no codes iv tryed disconecting battery to see if it would reset no good
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  john aka eauto replied 10 months ago.

?does your code reader have abs functions? what brand and model scan tool?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
no its a cheap one i bought at advanced auto
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
its aactron pocket scan
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
are u their
Expert:  john aka eauto replied 10 months ago.

so it has no abs functions?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Not that I no ove
Expert:  john aka eauto replied 10 months ago.

then it will not pull codes for the esc...thats electronic stability control and the codes are in the ABS module...you will need a beter scan tool

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
i didnt get a clue just that i need a better scan tool thats stilldidnt answar or solve any problems what a ripp off
Expert:  john aka eauto replied 10 months ago.

usually a wheel speed sensor can you access or borrow a better scan tool that can do whats needed to retrieve trouble codes? if not we can guess but thats not smart or cost effective

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I'll try to find somebody with one
Expert:  john aka eauto replied 10 months ago.

if you get me the code i can walk you thru troubleshooting