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Traction system light and abs light

2003 impala, tons of snow build up. i cleaned it off as well as i could but my abs and service traction lights keep comming on, although it is not constantly just most of the time. at this point both traction and abs shut down. there is still a lot of snow under the car. there were to explanations on the other page, so i was wondering what would be the most likely fix or is there another explanation, like to much **** underneeth the car?
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  • BobBecky Feb 17, 2009

    I have a 2003 chevy impala. the other day when the roads were very slippery after a light snowfall, my "ABS" lite and "Traction Off" lights came on. They come on most of the time, but re-set when car is turned off & re-started. It has been stored inside a heated garage for a couple of months and this problem started that first nite i drove it when roads wrer slippery. I did drive it a few hrs prior to the icy roads with no problems. This all came about as i lost traction that one time. What could be the cause? And how do i fix it?

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2009

    help i have the same problem

  • tweetybird75 May 26, 2009

    My ABS light and trac off light is on. Also check engine soon light has been on too.

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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.

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