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2006 cadillac abs and traction control light on and grinding when my tires spin

When i go to take off in icy or snowy conditions i can hear a grinding in the back end if and when my tire(s) spins freely making almost impossibe to get traction

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You can thank the Federal Govt for the Trac Control that is
imbeded into the ABS Braking System

I have that on my 2004 Lincoln LS & sorry I ordered it

On snow it cuts off injectors & slams on rear brakes

Total Waste & useless technology from my 1960's
perspective. I live in the US but grew up in Canada
so I have lots of experience in snow,more in NJ than Ont

I have yet to figure a way to disconnect it using the wiring
diagrams

Posted on Nov 30, 2012

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SOURCE: abs traction control lights

try taking it to a auto parts store were they can clear all the codes for free the trouble codes that is then the light should stay off

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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SOURCE: 1995 cadillac deville abs and traction control

traction control light on

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SOURCE: ABS LIGHT AND TRACTION CONTROL LIGHT ON DASH

make sure u didnt break a wire, there are sensors on the brakes, make sure theyre plugged in

Posted on Jun 10, 2009

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SOURCE: the check tire pressure light and ABS auto

The tire pressure monitor detects any changes in the tire inflation pressure. Therefore, it must initialize and store it in its memory if the tires or wheels have been replaced, re-inflated or the tires have been rotated. You should be able to re-initialize the system by following these steps:

1. check and make sure that your tires are inflated to the correct pressure

2. turn the ignition switch to the ON position. If the low tire pressure warning light comes on, push and hold the tire pressure warning reset switch (think the switch is in the glovebox, but not sure) until the warning light turns off and then release the switch.

3. now press and hold the tire pressure warning reset switch until the low tire pressure warning light blinks three times.

4. initialization is *not* completed until driving at the vehicle speed of 19 mph or over for more than one hour. the tire pressure monitoring starts when initialization is completed.

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SOURCE: abs light/traction control light

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.

Posted on Sep 15, 2009

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My 2007 Lincoln Town car traction control dpesn't work. On icy roads the traction control light on the dash lights up but both wheels continue to spin and when I push on the accelerator the car...


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Should you disable the traction control on a 2006 Ford Explorer when driving on snowy roads at a speed of 35-40 mph?


the role of the Electronic Control System is to avoid wheel spinning on icy or 'snowed' surfaces. When the system that one wheel having traction is spinning faster than the others than it will apply brake to that particular wheel to help it to recover its traction.
In the reality, the system is more active when you are accelerating after a stop on icy surface. Once the vehicule got its speed the system should be less active .
Globally, this system should help to keep the traction at its best under any condition.
However, my personnal experience is that you could have to desactivate the system if you are driving in heavy snow condition. Under these particular conditions, the system could apply brakes to a point/frequency that your vehicule will run as a turtle.

In conclusion, there is nothing bad if you let the system manage by itself, unless you don't like the feeling or unless the system generates more problems than benefits.
Hope I have ansered your questionning.
Dan

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