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2001 chevy cavalier trac light

Cruising down highway , the( trac off )light comes on and trans shift s hard

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  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    No check engine light is on. Dash doesnt work.

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Might have a front wheel bearing going out take it to a shop they can hook up a computer and tell you which bearing it is

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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    Alan Dekker Nov 04, 2013

    Throtle Positon Sensor 20 bucks its very easy to fix yourself but yes have it sacned first

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If your ABS light is on as well, have a shop scan it (it requires a special scanner). If it's just your Trac light without ABS, it is most likely a sensor under the hood at fault. If you are getting a check engine light as well, get the codes read!
This happened to me without an ABS light and it was the upstream O2 sensor. The reason it throws the Trac light is because if any components that the traction control uses (ignition, fuel) are affected by a bad sensor, the PCM shuts down traction.
In fact, when I replaced the O2 sensor, a handful of other little issues resolved as well.

Posted on Nov 29, 2013

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2004 Chevy Cavalier engine light and trac off light


One year ago---your check engine light came on
The PO405 code was for an EGR Valve issue
No mention--- if you had that fixed

A Few Days Ago---you get Trac Light on,that is part of
the ABS Braking System
Now that system has to be diagnosed & repaired,not just
continue to use the car,actually make the repair, before
you do some damage or can't stop the car & worse things happen

Changing Trans Fluid---is NOT a FIX for anything,but should
be done on all vehicles every 3 years.

If the Engine Management System isn't working correctly,then
your trans won't work as it should either

You need to be proactive & immediately have any abnormal
operation or check light problems, at least diagnosed in a few days
of noticing them

You need to stop using any car that isn't 100% & have it
repaired as soon as possible.

Not wait weeks or years.
Being 9 years old, the trans may also have it's own issues

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My trac off light and check engine light keeps coming on in my chevy cavalier and it won't shift right how can I fix this?


Go to your nearest Auto Zone store and have them put their computer on your vehicle, to see what code comes up (IT FREE). They should let you know what the problem it...if not....let me know what the code is and I will let you know what is wrong..Hope this helps you ??

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I have a 2001 chevy cavalier the trac off light comes and when it does the transmissons does not want to shift when it does it shifts hard when i'am driving it the car wants to lunge( just like it was a...


It is not anything with the transmission itself. it is your throttle position sensor, sometimes after driving at a steady speed and then coasting it loses its mind a little. You get the trac light and then it wont shift properly unless you shut the car off and restart it then everything is ok because the computer resets. It is fairly easy to replace.

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My trac off and trac low light come on and my tranny shifts back and forth continuously between 2nd and third


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Trac off light is on and the car wont start


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Trac off light


Replace the TPS (Throttle Position Sensor). $30 to $40 if you do it yourself or $70 to $95 if you have a service station do it. This will fix all of your problems related to the TRAC OFF light and transmission shifting into low gear.

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Enhanced Traction System Warning Light (TRAC OFF)


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