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I have a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am and for the past 3 months it revs high when being started then down also for 2 weeks the Trac off light comes on car tries to die but when more fuel is given it picks up

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You may have an idle air control motor issue ( IAC).This motor controls the idle on start up as well as normal driving conditions. Is the check engine light on. If it is it may give a hint as to what the problem is.The traction control light has no control as far as the idle is concerned,. It is controlled by the ABS system. Usually the ABS light will come on if there is a traction control issue.

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  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2015

    I figured the idle issue was the iac but the check engine light does not come on when the Trac light comes on and makes the car almost die...would the iac make it try to die when going down the road?

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    paulmacintyre Apr 11, 2015

    No, as long as the gas pedal is pressed the vehicle should accell the vehicle. Yhe IAC only comes intom effect during start up mand idle. I would have the vehicle proffessionaly scanned for trouble codes and operating data parameters to properly diagonose this issue.

  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2015

    That's what I thought I will take it the advanced and have them out it on a computer.....it only does it every once in a while so my concern is that it will not show a problem if it's not acting up...

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Is Ck. Eng light on !?? could be a Vacuum leak ,,sensor ,,fuel issue ,,,, if ck Eng light is on ,, Pep boys ,,Advanced Auto parts ,,Auto zone ,,, will scan your car for free ,,and tell you what code is ,,

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  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2015

    The check engine light does not come on at all just the Trac light....

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    Stephen Tucker Apr 24, 2015

    is it making a whirring sond up front ?? that light will come on when a wheel bearing is going ,,,,get it over for a scan , ABS sensor is bilt into the bearing ,,,,and GM products are notourios for wh. bearings around a 100,000 miles ,,

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