Traction control kicking in after changing shock absorbers

Traction control kicking in after changing shock absorbers

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Bennet

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1,632 posts

100 months

Tuesday 13th July
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Hi Pistonheads,

I changed the rear shock absorbers on my wife's BMW Z4 a week or so ago.

Recently we've noticed that the traction control warning light sometimes comes on, usually under mild acceleration and cuts the power momentarily. This is on a dry road, and it's only the 2.0. The wheels are definitely not spinning.

I replaced the shock absorbers with pattern parts from Sachs which I bought new from Ebay. Obviiously, the recent shock absorber change could just be a coincidence though.

What should I check?

Thanks!

GreenV8S

28,964 posts

253 months

Wednesday 14th July
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Check the wheel speed sensors and wiring to them in the areas that you worked.

sherman

9,103 posts

184 months

Wednesday 14th July
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Tread depth on the tyres would be my first port of call. Due to camber they may be bald on the inside edge.

E-bmw

6,337 posts

121 months

Wednesday 14th July
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^^^^ Both good calls.