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1996 CHEVROLET CAVALIER LS SADAN THE ETS SYSTEM IS OFF AND THE ENGINE LIGHT IS ON.

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  • NICK GILLESPIE May 11, 2010

    ets shuts off with an emissions code set alot of auto part stores will check codes for free, if p0440 evap system vent valve

  • carhob May 11, 2010

    scan ecm for problem code!

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Theres a funny thing with ETS and engine lights in the cavalier. first check the gas tank cap. mame sure it is closed down firmly. If it already seems like it is firmly in place - try a different one from a friend or something like that. when there's air inlet from the gas tank, apparantly the car lights the check engine light becaues air inlet from the gas tank messes with its mixture values.

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SOURCE: ETS light has come on

This is usually caused by a bad wheel speed sensor that are not too bad to change,you need to remove the calipers and rotors to get at them but after that they are just held in with on 8mm bolt and then they just unplug a pull out.You should get the codes read by someone that can scan for both engine and abs codes to confirm but i think you'll find that this is where you end up.

Posted on Dec 19, 2009

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98 cavalier z24 check engine light and ETS light comes on. What is this?


The ETS light is the warning light for the Electronic Traction Control. Check Engine light indicates there is a problem with the emissions system. Take the vehicle to Auto Zone, Advance Auto Parts, O'Reilles, or Pep Boys and have the ECU scanned to see what codes comes up. The code will tell your what part is being effected.

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File In Section: 5 - Brakes
Bulletin No.: 63-50-09
Date: March, 1996
INFORMATION
Subject:
"ETS OFF" Indicator Lamp On with No DTC's Set Models:
1996 Buick Skylark
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier
1996 Oldsmobile Achieva
1996 Pontiac Grand Am, Sunfire On vehicles equipped with Enhanced Traction System (ETS), the "ETS OFF" indicator lamp may come on and ETS and Cruise Control might become disabled. There may be no ABS or PCM Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC's) stored and there may be no "Check Engine" lamp on. This condition has caused a high rate of unnecessary IPC replacements.
The PCM sets a Type "C" or "D" FAILURE RECORD which sends a message to the Electronic Brake Control Module (EBCM) to turn the "ETS OFF" indicator on and to disable ETS. The PCM can then disable Cruise Control, but may not turn on a corresponding "Check Engine" lamp. These Type "C" or "D" Failure Records are not stored in the normal Current or History menus.
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The technician is instructed to check normal operation of the "ETS OFF" switch and the ETS system. The technician is then instructed to check for Failure Records and directed to Section 6E3-A of the Service Manual, see chart. When the PCM Failure Record is corrected, normal operation of the ETS system and Cruise Control should return.



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The ets light comes on and says ets is off. what does ets stand for?


electronic traction system to prevent your vehicle from slipping.

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ETS is Enhanced Traction System is used to stop wheel slip thru reducing engine output. And if the light is on it doesn't mean you will spend x amount of dollars to fix it! It just means that ETS has been disabled because you have a engine problem and the computer cannot reduce power to the wheels because the engine might stall so the computer disables the system! Now some cars come with a switch by the shifter that turns on and off the system because if you get stuck in the snow traction control will keep you from getting stuck

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ETS light has come on


This is usually caused by a bad wheel speed sensor that are not too bad to change,you need to remove the calipers and rotors to get at them but after that they are just held in with on 8mm bolt and then they just unplug a pull out.You should get the codes read by someone that can scan for both engine and abs codes to confirm but i think you'll find that this is where you end up.

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My 1997 cavalier has and ets and chech engine light on no one knows what the ets light means can any one help. it runs finetill i come to a stop and the tack jumps up and down then shuts off but if i put...


Chevrolet customer service said the ets light means enhanced traction control (ets) check the fuses. if you do not find a fuse blown you need to take it to the nearest chevy dealer so they can run a diognostic on it to find the code and replace any electrical parts that need replaced so this light will shut off.

also you can contact them any time at
1-800-222-1020

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Aug 20, 2009 | 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

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My 1999 chevy cavalier has the ets light appearing and now my air conditioner only blows cold when the ets is on. My checnk engine light now appears as well?


go to Advance Auto and they will read the code from the check engine light. And they will tell you what you need. No charge for the reading.

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Just a shot in the dark, but the oil pump may be going bad.

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you have an senser bad'' you can un-hook the batter for a few seconds or longer and it will reset the system'''and see what happens''''''my names is james e-mail me back if this helps at'' jay_win2002@yahoo.com p.s. un-hook the ground cable '''not the pos.'''''

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Check engine light and ets light come on and off on 96 cavalier


I have a 96 cavalier and if i forget to turn the gas cap until it clicks air gets in the tank and the ck. engine light comes on. So, don't forget that could be part of the problem

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