Q: Traction control off & it make a little jump

asked by on

It jumps between gears it makes a loud noise and it say service traction

My car has 115000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

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 attention will probably first be on possible mechanical faults because you are clearly describing abrupt shifting accompanied by noise so that has to be resolved as a priority. The jumping between gears and noise, which may be from the clutch or transmission, would be identified during a manual transmission diagnostic. It is also possible for the "jumping" to be due to engine hesitation as opposed to faults in the clutch mechanism. Such can only be determined by on site testing. If you schedule the recommended diagnostics, this will definitely be resolved though.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Traction control off & it make a little jump

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Check engine light/traction control

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...

Q: what is the broken part called

Claimed by Kevin Gainer

Q: After jump-starting, warning lights came on

If you are having random electrical problems that don't seem to be related to the car not starting, it is likely that you have an alternator failure with your Mercedes E500. When an alternator fails, it can cause all sorts...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...