After the first big snow storm this winter the ABS and Traction system stopped working in my Chrysler Town and Country 2003. We thought it just needed to thaw out but this did nothing. I had the tires rotated to make sure there was no ice stuck. The fuses all look OK. Is there a clearcut problem? The systems were functioning fine until this point
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Hello anber...the "Trac OFF" light comes on when there is a malfunction in the ABS because the traction control system uses the ABS sensors and other components to apply brakes to the slipping wheel so that the other wheel will get some power. Not as good as a limited-slip diff, but better than nothing. With the ABS reporting a fault, the Traction Control cannot function, and its computer disables it--hence the light. Fixing the ABS should fix the Trac problem. I would start by checking the sensors and making sure the master cylinder is full of brake fluid. I hope this helps.
VSC stands for vehicle stability control and trac is traction control they are incorporated into the ABS system all receive signals from the wheel sensors you must use a digital ohms meter to find the one reading different and replace it in some cases you might find bad connections at the plugs.in any case your brakes will work fine you just wont have ABS braking or traction control
You are going to need to either replace your abs sensors or your entire wheel bearing and the abs sensor will be included... What the abs sensor does is tell the computer when the wheel is turning or locked, if the abs sensor is bad the computer will not know if the wheel is turning or not, so this will also interact with your traction control.
YOU NEED TO HAVE ABS CONTROLLER SCANNED FOR DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES..THE SYSTEM HAS DETECTED A FAULT..A GOOD SCAN WILL YOU LEAD DOWN THE PATH TO FIXING THE PROBLEM..YOU CAN SEE IF WHEEL SPEED SENSORS ARE NOT WORKING,IF YOU CAN'T COMMUNICATE WITH CONTROLLER,ETC..LET ME KNOW WHAT IS FOUND
Traction control systems measure wheel speed differences by various
methods to determine if one wheel is rotating faster than the other. A
heavier buildup of ice/snow could be affecting wheel rotation speed
causing the TCS to engage. ABS works by sensing slippage at the wheels
during braking, and continually adjusting braking pressure to ensure
maximum contact between the tires and the road. Suggest
clearing out the wheel wells now and periodically throughout the winter. Also remove ice/snow
build up between the wheel and the brake pads/rotor.
for traction control. most vechicles are automatic, puch it it may turn it on or off, if it turns off it should have a light that says traction off. Less drive wheels can make minor improvements to gas mileage as well as not wear other parts as much.