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I've got a 1999 Caddy Deville throwing a 0741 code and showing "Serv Traction Control" and ABS lights on on the dash. If I'm on a steep incline on dry pavement the traction control tends to come on when trying to accelerate from a dead stop. If I shut the traction control off in the glove box I don't see this behavior. Is it possible I need a new TCC solenoid and torque converter?

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  • bigbrotherre Jun 20, 2009

    Ah one thing I forgot to mention. When accelerating from a dead stop a 30 degree incline the car stutters/clicks and the traction control comes on. I am not accelerating hard. Doesn't this point to the solenoid or the torque converter lockup ckt?

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No you don't need any transmission work, the parts you listed are part of that. You either have a bad wheel speed sensor or more likey a bad connection at one of the sensors. Sometimes the cables get damaged. The cables are supposed to remain flexible but sometimes the wires inside break. These cables go from the wheel speed sensors and feed information to the ABS system.

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