I have a problem with my Traction control system, this didnt start untill
the snow cleared from the ground, but now when I drive it when I take off
from a dead stop the "service traction control" light comes on and the ABS
light comes on.... This didnt happen when we had snow on the ground, and it
worked normally, the front tires are almost completely worn out, could this
have somthing to do with it?
I'm pretty sure that when the ABS goes out it will knock out the TCS as the
TCS uses the ABS system to apply the brakes to the slipping tire to stop the
spin and transfer torque to the other side. I would check the ABS first,
probably bad ABS sensor or connection to it. First guess would be that you
may have hit something that broke the wire.
Ignore every response to this post and check the codes. If you don't have
the tools to do it, take it to someone who does. It could be any number of
things and any guess as to what it is without know the Daces is just that, a
I do agree it's most likely a problem with one of the wheel sensors, but who
knows which one and what the problem is without the code.
Ouch! Steve - with the common occurrence of ABS sensor leads breaking
and/or separating, why would you consider it inappropriate for the OP to
make that simple check before getting into it further?
Irrelevant. Time and time again I see posts to the effect of: "my MIL is on,
what's wrong?" Then comes post after post of check this, check that. Waste
of time. Find out why the light is on first, then start the diagnostic
If anything, it'll save from checking three perfectly fine wheel sensors. ;)
The thing is it only seems to happen every now and then, like yesterday I
drove it about 25 miles round trip to get my daughter and the light never
came on. But the same day earlier I went to the post office downtown and
the light came on.....I've found that if you start coasting before you give
it gas from a dead start the light dont come on, if you just let off the
brake and give it gas than it comes on.
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