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Why does the engine light and traction control light come on

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  • adam Feb 19, 2012

    the car is a 1997 legnum vr4 wagon

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The trac light comes on when ever the check engine light is on, the reason is that if the engine is not operating to 100% then the computer shuts down the trac as it can not operate correctly if something is wrong with the engine. the first step is to find out why the check engine light is on. the computer stores codes to help locate the problem, you will need to go to an auto parts store as many of them will scan the computer free of charge and give you the codes. the codes will be in the form of letters and numbers, if you can give me the codes i can help. for example the code would be like po306 cylinder 6 misfire. also when you write back codes re-enter year make and model with engine size. good day.

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Lvan....Have you had the codes pulled for the ABS failure? I would not be supprised if you have a wheel speed sensor failure.
Check with your local Auto Zone or other after market part store, they will pull codes for you for free in most cases.
Let me know.
Regards,

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

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SOURCE: 92 lexus ls 400 check engine and traction control light came on at the same time, 92 lexus ls 400.

the track off light will come everytime yhe check engine light comes on. this is normal. you need to have the check engine light checked first.you can go to your local parts house they will scan it for so you at least see what area you problem is in and then you can start from there. let me know lf you find out youe engine codes.

Posted on May 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Check Engine light and traction control light stay

It is a fault with the ECM . It will have to be test with machine

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

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You can check out what the trouble code is by pushing and holding the information button and the up arrow (right side of instrument cluster above the radio) until all the instrument clusters light. Press the information button (last) to enter test mode. I've had an error C1234, meaning Left rear wheel sensor fault. I found the problem to be a corroded connector under the chasis just under the rear left door about 2 feet in. I had to by-pass (replace 1 wire due to corrosion at the connector.

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SOURCE: Engine light and ABS traction control light remain

The ABS sensor is a speed sensor also for Traction Control. This is why both lights are on , One of your front ABS sensors are bad or disconnected, or has a pinched wire.

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My 2002 Volkswagen jetta lights on for traction control and ERP light. Car has no power.


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I am more familiar with Ford products. If you have a cutoff for the traction control on your dash you want to remove a battery cable to get the Engine light to clear.

Reattach the cable after 10 minutes and turn off the traction control. Then try starting the car. If that does not work disconnect the fuse to the traction control and then try starting again.

All the traction devices interrupt the engines as part of stopping the wheels from spinning. The Traction Control on yours is stuck. If you can eliminate that feature you may get your engine to run again.

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This light shows operational status of traction control system. If it is constantly lit when engine is running, this means that traction control system is off. If the light flashes during driving, it means the loss of traction at the wheels, and traction control system is operating- decreasing engine torque to stop exessive wheelspin.
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What does the TCS Off button do?


TCS stands for Traction Control System.
The traction control system works in conjunction with your Antilock Brake System (ABS) and your Engine Control Module (ECM) or Powertrain Control Module (PCM) or Electronic Control Unit (ECU) (Note that ECM, ECU, and PCM all mean the computer that controls your engine, depending on make.)

Anyway, the traction control system can apply one or more of the brakes and control engine RPM in the event that a wheel slip has been detected by the traction control system.

Pushing the TCS button on most models will light a lamp in the instrument cluster that usually says "Trac Off" Pressing it a second time will turn this light back off.

When the "Trac Off" light is illuminated, the Traction Control System is disabled and will not work in the event of a wheel slip.

Also note that when the Traction Control System is working and a wheel slip is detected, The Traction Control Module will usually illuminate a light that says "Trac" as it is taking control of your brakes and engine. It can feel really strange when this occurs and some people think that their transmission is slipping or that their engine has a misfire problem.
The chances are that if it occurred on wet, slippery pavement, the Traction Control System may have just saved your life.

If this is happening on dry pavement and normal driving conditions (starting, stopping, or turning), there may be a problem with the system. "False Traction Control" can happen just like a bad wheel sensor causing "False Antilock Mode".

Also check your Owners Manual for more specific information pertaining to your particular vehicle.

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An ABS sensor DOES affect the traction control system. Traction control uses these sensors to determine if a wheel is losing traction. A bad sensor will cause both the ABS and TRACTION lights to come on.
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