hit a curb going 10mph or less now my steering wheel is off and my traction light wont shut off and its driving like im on ice

Asked by Oct 07, 2012 at 11:51 PM about the 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

hit the curb at about 1 or 2 oclock and now the steering wheel is sitting at 10 or 11 oclock the traction light will not shut off

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7,395

sounds like you crushed the ABS sensor in the wheel bearing, or bent a tie rod. or both better get it checked to make sure

21,505

If your steering wheel isnt straight you bent something and now your alighnment is probably horrible. The wheel speed sensor is probably damaged because clearance in thar system is very tight.

36,775

You may have broken other things but the ABS light kinda doubles as a wheel bearing wear indicator. If you hit a curb and the ABS light came on it means you broke the wheel bearing. There is no way for the ABS sensor to become damaged in an accident like this. A bad wheel bearing also messes with the alignment. Like Andrew said the clearances are literally paper thin. You need to stop driving it till its fixed. Expect to need a wheel bearing and possibly need inner and outer tie rod ends, a lower ball joint, and an alignment. If at any point he mentions your car having an upper ball joint go somewhere else.

36,775

The traction light is on and the ABS isn't far behind. This means the gap between the sensor and ring increases during acceleration and goes back to normal when not accelerating.

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