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My traction control light keeps coming on and I wonder how to fix this problem. Sometimes I will be driving along (usually around 50 mph) and suddenly my Riviera does like this lunging thing....or sometimes it is like I let off the gas pedal, but I didn't. I think it has something to do with the traction control system. Does anyone know anything about this? It is a 1996 Buick Riviera

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Take it to a local Advance Auto Parts store and ask them to check it for trouble codes, it will not cost you anything for them to check it. If they do not find any codes take it to a reccomended transmission shop. If Advance does find trouble codes ask them NOT to clear them because the transmission shop will need to know what they are. Thanks and good luck with your repair.

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what does jeep pulls at 50 mean.??????????????
are what is pulling,???????????
do you mean the car pulls to the left or right ? steering wheel steady/.?
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DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION Traction Control System The optional traction control system is designed to control wheel spin when accelerating on slippery or loose surfaces. Traction control system is available only with anti-lock brakes. The traction control system includes the following components:
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