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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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Hello. My service traction, trac off, and anti lock lights come on a few times while driving. What could this mean?
Hello. When the vehicle is first started the computer very quickly runs a series of test on various systems of the car. If one of these systems sends back a bad reading the warning lights will come on. As the...
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Service stabilitrak and service traction control
Hello. The stability control and traction control warning lights can trigger for several reasons. The first step you will want to take will be to have the vehicle scanned for diagnostic troubleshooting codes. This will tell you what about the...
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Why did the traction control light come on after driving on dry surface?
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 that communicate with the Power Train Control Module (PCM) regarding steering...
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My battery is dead and my traction control button does not work.
The water spill onto or inside the traction control button may very well have shorted the electrical components inside the button switch. This may need to be taken apart and either replaced or cleaned out to fix. Your check...
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Service ESC
The Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system is your car's traction control system. 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...
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If the tire pressure sensors are faulty, will that cause my Advance Trac light to come on?
Your assumption is correct. The tire pressure monitoring system will not turn on the traction control light. These system work independently of each other. You need to connect a scanner capable of accessing the traction control system to read the...
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Brand new battery car won't start - 2000 Chrysler Concorde
Hi and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. It sounds like there is a ground to chassis problem that is draining your battery. Check your negative battery cable for corrosion and make sure that the connection points are secure and clean....
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Both the AdvTrac and ABS Lights are on; how do I disengage them?
Hi, and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. First, try checking the ABS sensors for a proper connection. You may need to remove the sensors and clean them off. If there was any moisture on the sensors while the vehicle sat, then...
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The Service AdvanceTrac and power steering lights came on after I got in an accident
These warning messages are displayed when the computer detects an issue with the AdvanceTrac and power steering systems. It may be possible that damage occurred within these systems when the vehicle was involved in the accident. The AdvanceTrac system is...
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"Service Stabilitrak" has come up on my dash and I do not know what it means?
Hey there. These messages are there to tell you that the main computer has detected an issue with the systems. The warning lights are very general. They can mean the system is malfunctioning, the system has been turned off, or...
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The abs and slip and vdc off light comes on
Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information constantly to the ABS and traction control system which are controlled by the car's ECU. When the ECU...
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Why is my VSC light on?
This is related to your vehicle's traction control. VSC stands for Vehicle Stability Control. Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors on each of the four wheels that monitor wheel speed while relaying this information constantly to the traction...
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Display shows "Service AdvanceTrac", what does that mean?
AdvanceTrac is the traction control system that is used in Ford vehicles. Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information to the traction control system, which...
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The traction control light comes on until the ignition is switched off, then it is off for a short time, then on again.
As you may know, your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors on each of the four wheels, which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information to the traction control module, which is controlled by the car's ECU. When the...
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The ABS and traction control lights stay on the dashboard
Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information to the ABS and traction control system, which are controlled by the car's ECU. When the ECU senses...
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service traction light comes on and stays on when I'm driving
Hello there, the traction control system is an important safety feature of your 2007 Pontiac G5. When the traction control light is on this means there is a fault that prevents normal operation of your traction control system. The problem...
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Why is my transaxle light flashing on and off?
In general, if your dash warning lights flash briefly right after cranking your engine and then turn off, this is normal. Each system is performing a self-check. The lights turn off after verifying that the systems are operating. If one...
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What would cause the ABS, VDC, and SLIP lights to come on?
This may be a couple of different possibilities such as faulty wheel sensors or potentially a faulty ABS pressure switch. Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying...
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Trouble with the traction control
As you may know, 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 that communicate with the Power Train Control...
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Service advance trac light is on and I don't know why either please help
A traction control system diagnostic would identify the fault that has caused the warning light to set. Once the codes are read, I would first try resetting the light to see if maybe this occurrence is simply an artifact of...

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