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Is it Safe to Drive With the Traction Control (TCS) Light On?
The Traction Control Light indicates your car's traction control system is active. Traction control is necessary to maintain grip in slick conditions.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Steering Angle Sensor
Common signs include the Traction Control Light coming on, steering wheel feeling loose, and the car driving differently after a front end alignment.
How Long Does a Traction Control Switch Last?
Traction control helps to prevent the vehicle from losing traction while you are driving down the road. The traction control system is turned on when the throttle input and engine torque...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Traction Control Switch
Common signs include the Check Engine Light coming on, car braking inconsistently, and the traction control switch not depressing.
How Long Does a Traction Control Module Last?
The traction control in your vehicle assists you in driving on slippery surfaces and helps your wheels keep traction on the road. The system is normally activated when the throttle input...
How to Replace a Traction Control Module
The traction control module (TCM) can reduce engine power or apply braking to an individual wheel to prevent wheel spin in rain, ice, or snow.

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My 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix makes a humming noise when the car is idling but if I turn the steering wheel a little it stops the noise.
Hi there. The humming sound could be the power steering control valve sticking. Check to see if the power steering oil level is correct. Top off the power steering fluid if its low. Also look at the fluid and see...
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Traction Control System
Hi There, The traction control system monitors the steering stability of the vehicle and engages when loss of traction has been detected. This is done by the use of electronic sensors at each of the four wheels that communicate with...
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Check engine light and vsc track off light is on.
Hi there. The vsc track off light (traction control light) is on for the computer has turned off the traction control for something stopped working. Check the wheel speed sensors and the wiring to them. A dirty wheel speed sensor...
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Car starts up but stalls and the traction slip symbol comes on. What can cause this?
Hi there. Remove the battery cables and let the vehicle sit for about 30 minutes with no power. Then hook up the battery cables and turn on the key. Let the vehicle sit for about 1 minute. This will allow...
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Slippery road light on dash
Hello There, This light is your traction control light illuminating after detecting slippery conditions on the road. The traction control system monitors the steering stability of the vehicle and engages when loss of traction has been detected. This is done...
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The engine turned off on me while I was driving.
Hi there. The first thing that I recommend doing is check for any codes that the engine may have stored. The ECM may have the engine management system shut down for an issue with the traction control system malfunctioning. Perform...
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Traction control off & it make a little jump
The traction control (TC) service light signifies that diagnostic trouble codes have been set. Those trouble codes should be downloaded and evaluated in a TC diagnostic. Although the TC trouble codes would be immediately downloaded in a diagnostic, the mechanic's...
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I have a 2008 scion xb, the heater started to blow cool air, the vsc light came on, and the car ran hot. It can drive. What could
Hi there. Check the coolant and see if it's low. If the coolant is low, then top off the coolant and check around to locate a coolant leak. If there is no leaks, then the coolant may have blown out...
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So my traction control light was flashing on the highway then stayed on I pulled over turned off the car checked my wheels I didn'
Traction control involves wheel speed sensors, the ABS system, and electronic controllers. If there is a problem with the traction control system on your vehicle, diagnostic trouble codes are stored and those codes will provide the mechanic with the necessary...
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I have a 2013 Ford Edge. Every now and then I get a service all Trac light when I'm stopped and ready to turn off engine. Do I n
Hello, thank you for writing in. The traction control system utilizes many inputs from other system to work correctly. This means the issue can be coming from any of those inputs which include the ABS system, or a sensor for...
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My aura shakes when it starts saying "service traction" what is it?
Hello, thank you for writing in. At this point there are a lot of possible causes for your vehicle's symptoms. To gather more information, we need to start with having the vehicle scanned for diagnostic troubleshooting codes. This can be...
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My truck keeps havi,g reduced engine power and saying service stability track,and traction control off. What could this be
You may have problem with the transmission or throttle control and will need to have the computer tested for fault codes that will point to the possible fault and lead to further testing to pinpoint the cause. You may have...
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I have a 2004 nissan quest van my v.d.c. light won't go off can u tell me any suggestions?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The VDC light illuminates when the Vehicle Dynamic Control system is not on, or is not working. Due to it being consistently illuminated, there is likely an issue with the system. The Dynamic Control...
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Advancetrac light is on no power steering not working
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having issues with the electric power steering module and system. Luckily there is a check engine light on, which means there is an engine diagnostic code that has been set....
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Service advance trac light is on, anything I can do before I take it somewhere? No mechanic experience
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first step is to scan the vehicle for diagnostic codes. You can then use those to help you figure out where to turn your attention. Chances are there has been damage to the...
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Airbag light is on, traction control light is on, and the check engine light is on.
The best thing to do is check the check engine light with a scanner and see what code could be stored. This will give you a starting place for diagnostics with your vehicle since three different lights are on. If...
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Driving downhill my Traction Light and ABS light came on. 2009 Buick LaCrosse.
Hello. The traction light and ABS light are like a check engine light for your braking system. If an issue is detected the light will illuminate and code will be stored inside of the ABS module. I suggest that a...
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Can you reset or bypass traction control?
If you just put on new tires only in the rear and not in the front then the tires need to be checked to see if there is a difference in the tire height. This will cause the wheel sensors...
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What could be causing my VSA to engage when I'm not going that fast around and sweeping turn?
The VSA system may be turned off or there is a defective or dirty wheel speed sensor. Check all of the wheel speed sensors and ensure that they are all clean and free from oil or metal as they are...
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Brake abs and traction control light on lost brakes today
Hello, thank you for writing in. The traction control system and the ABS work hand in hand to help keep you on the road in slick conditions. They are both monitored heavily by the computer which makes diagnostics a lot...

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