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Q: Traction control light flashes when taking off slow. Also, grinding noise when pulling off fast or going up an incline or driveway

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When pulling off slow, the traction control light flashes on. Also when taking off slow or going up an incline (rather in reverse or going straight) it makes a grinding noise. When it makes the grinding noise, it reduces speed and power.

My car has 22500 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: The traction control in the vehicle uses th...

The traction control in the vehicle uses the brakes to control the wheel spin. If you are getting a light coming on and a noise during acceleration, your vehicle may be having an internal transmission problem with the 1st and 2nd gear. Only a complete diagnostic check of the brakes, traction control, transmission, and axles will determine the cause. I recommend having a mechanic come and check out that car to pinpoint the cause of the grinding noise and performance issues.

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