I will be driving and all the sudden esp abs lights come on along with a jerking and then a clicking noisr under the hood like something is trying to start. If I let off of gas a couple times when this happens it usually stops but has gotten worse.
My car has 100000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.
Hi there. Most of the time when this occurs randomly like this it is because there is a problem with one of the wheel speed sensors. I usually start by checking the tires first. If one of the tires is an odd size or has a different amount of tread then this will occur. If the tires are fine then I use my scan tool to check the computer for codes. If the lights are coming on then there should be codes in the computer or I will see which sensors are reading incorrectly. It can also be a yaw sensor or a steering angle sensor. If you want to have this ABS and ESP light checked out, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to you to [diagnose why these lights are coming on] https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/abs-light-is-on-inspection.
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