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Enhanced traction system light on also brake lights stay on

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SOURCE: brake light warning, anti-lock brake system

tone ring on axles or sensors at tone ring will cause this. Very hard to troubleshoot unless this is a visual clue like a broken ring or broken wire/connector. The tone ring is at the end of the CV boot on the front wheels. Not sure where they are on the back wheels for your car--maybe behibd the rotor? More questions, please ask.

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Trac control light on & anti lock lite came on same time stays on


That means there is a problem with the ABS , has DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes in the EBCM - electronic brake control module . You need to have diagnostics run on it !
Traction Control/ Stabilitrak Off: Refer to ABS Description and Operation in Antilock Brake Systems
This vehicle is equipped with the BOSCH 5.3 antilock braking system.
The vehicle is equipped with the following braking systems:
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Antilock Brake System (ABS)


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Dynamic Rear Proportioning (DRP)


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Traction Control System (ETS) (w/NW7)


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Traction Control System (TCS) (w/NW9)


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Vehicle stability enhancement system (VSES)

Oct 04, 2015 | 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP

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Why is track off light on?


The amber TRAC OFF indicator will illuminate in order to alert the driver of an existing malfunction with the Enhanced Traction System (ETS). In this situation, enhanced traction will not be available. The ABS VI/ETS must be serviced in order to regain enhanced traction ability.

Probably a DTC-diagnostic trouble code stored in the EBCM - electronic brake control module !

Aug 07, 2015 | 2000 Oldsmobile Alero

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ABS/ Traction control light/BAS & brake light on in 2008 dodge grand caravan


It is safe to drive. You need a scan tool to get a code out of it. Could be as simple as a wheel speed sensor going bad. All of these lights will work together normally. The traction control uses the ABS to gain traction, and the Brake Assist System is part of the stability control. Also uses the ABS.

Oct 03, 2012 | 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan

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Why does my traction off light come on?


You either have a problem with your engine control system, the traction control system, or you are not in the correct gear. See the explaination below. This is from the 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner's Manual.

TRAC-OFF LIGHT

... If you turn the system off by moving the shift lever

to FIRST (1) or SECOND (2), the warning light will

come on and stay on. To turn the system back on,

move the shift lever back to a position other than

FIRST (1) or SECOND (2). The warning light

should go off. (See "Enhanced Traction System"

in the Index for more information.)

 The warning light will come on when you set your

parking brake with the engine running, and it will

stay on if your parking brake doesn't release fully.

If the transaxle shift lever is in any position other

than FIRST (1) or SECOND (2) and the warning

light stays on after your parking brake is fully

released, it means there's a problem with the system.

 If the traction control system is affected by an

engine-related problem, the system will turn off

and the warning light will come on.

If the Enhanced Traction System warning light comes

on and stays on for an extended period of time when the

transaxle shift lever is in any position other than FIRST
(1) or SECOND (2) your vehicle needs service.

Aug 08, 2011 | 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier

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Left the keys in the ignition adn had AAA jump it. Now the T/C with a slash through it came on and the light that says low engine power. The car starts really rough and has no power when u drive it. WHats...


T/C light = Traction Control

Could be something going on with a wheel speed sensor. You'll have to have the ABS/TCS controller scanned for any stored trouble codes to see why the controller is turning on the light. The code(s) might help you to determine what part of the system is faulting. You'll have to take it to a shop that has a high end scan tool.

If the TC light is on, chances are there is a trouble code set and stored in the computer. You need to determine what the code is. If you take the car to a nationally recognized parts store, most will scan the computer for free, so there is no money out of pocket for you.


Actron also makes a ABS code checker called BrakeScan. Don't know how good it is, but it might be good for a DIY person.

TC Explanation:

If your vehicle is equipped with the Enhanced Traction System (ETS), this warning light should come on briefly as you start the engine. If the warning light does not come on, then have it fixed so it will be ready to warn you if there is a problem.
If the warning light stays on, or comes on when you are driving, there may be a problem with your Enhanced Traction System and your vehicle may need service. When this warning light is on, the system will not limit wheel spin. Adjust your driving accordingly.
The Enhanced Traction System warning light may come on for the following reasons:
If you turn the system off by moving the shift lever to FIRST (1), the warning light will come on and stay on. To turn the system back on, move the shift lever back to a position other than FIRST (1). The warning light should go off. The warning light will come on when you set your parking brake with the engine running, and it will stay on if your parking brake does not release fully. If the transaxle shift lever is in any position other than FIRST (1) and the warning light stays on after your parking brake is fully released, it means there is a problem with the system. If the traction control system is affected by an engine-related problem, the system will turn off and the warning light will come on. If the Enhanced Traction System warning light comes on and stays on for an extended period of time when the transaxle shift lever is in any position other than FIRST (1), your vehicle needs service.


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Oct 09, 2010 | 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt

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How do I turn traction control on? Light on dash says "traction off" all the time.


The Enhanced Traction System warning light may come on for the following reasons:
If you turn the system off by shifting to SECOND (2) or FIRST (1), the warning light will come on and stay on. To turn the system back on,shift to THIRD (3) or AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE

If the traction control system is affected by an engine-related problem, the system will turn off and the warning light will come on.

If the Enhanced Traction System warning lightmcomes on and stays on for an extended period of time when the system is turned on, your vehicle needs service. Adjust your driving accordingly..

Oct 17, 2009 | 1993 Buick Park Avenue

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Whatis the ETS light stand for


Hi,

ETS - Enhanced Traction Control.

Enhanced traction control used the ABS system improve your vehicles traction by slowing an individual wheel down ( slipping wheel will spin ) thus applying more power to the one with better grip and the speed sensors monitor all four wheels to make sure that one is not spinning much faster than the rest.

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Sep 23, 2009 | 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier

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ETS light on what could be the problem?


THE ETS LIGHT ON INDICATES A PROBLEM WITH THE ENHANCED TRACTION SYSTEM. THIS IS ALSO KNOW AS ABS OR ANTILOCK BRAKES. THIS SYSTEM IS TO PREVENT WHEEL LOCKUP DURING HEAVY BRAKING THUS ALLOWING DRIVER TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL DURING HARD BRAKING MANEUVERS. UNFORTUNATELY THIS SYSTEM REQUIRES A SCAN TOOL TO ACCESS FAULT CODES IN THE SYSTEM AND TO INSURE PROPER PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION. MANY INDEPENDANT REPAIR FACILITIES HAVE THIS CAPABILITY. GOOD LUCK TO YOU!

Sep 04, 2009 | 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier

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Enhanced Traction System Warning Light (TRAC OFF)


Sometimes it's a complaint with the ABS braking system. If it comes on and you have no other problems and stays on for while, check your brakes. I have had this issue before and had my brakes replaced. They were worn but for some reason were not squeaking.

Jun 01, 2008 | 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier

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