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While driving traction control came on,wheels stop turning car died and now i cant turn ignition switch or shift into any gears even when applying the brake

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When you turn ignition on it releases a cable that is attached to the shifter also the shifter has a solenoid attached to it that is released when you step on the brake. Both times that I had the problem of button stuck and cant shift out of park the solenoid was sticking and wouldnt release .

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SOURCE: 2000 jeep grand cherokee- ignition

I had the same problem today - January 30th 2009. what i did was spray some WD40 in the cylinder and sprayed the key with WD40, then inserted the key in the ignition, then "lightly" and i mean "lightly" tapped the end of the key with the end of a wrench (my brass hammer was not in reach) 3 or 4 times. removed the key and then inserted again - then "all was well. the ignition turned, car started, and i will now wait till the next time something goes wrong with the car...


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It sounds like the shifter lock out solenoid has gone bad.It is a solenoid that releases the shifter when you push the brake pedal.

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Try to pull your steering wheel hard both ways left first then right and try to turn your key at the same you are pulling on the wheel

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Could i safely drive my car with the traction light on.

There should be a switch to turn traction control on and off near the gear shift try this as you may have accidently pressed it.
Traction control "ON" is for when the car wheel starts to spin it stop the power continuing to go to the wheels till they regain traction.
So it is not a bad thing to have on.
If in doubt take to a mechanic to just make shore.
Regards Craig

Jan 30, 2018 | Cars & Trucks

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Have a 99 cadillac deville that will shift fine when you first take off but after you stop will not shift pass second gear. If you stop completely and put it in park it will shift through all the gears...

The powertrain control module (PCM) doesn't like the information it is getting from the ignition control module (ICM), and the PCM controls shifting, traction control, etc.If these are the only codes you are getting and the car moves, then you could assume the sensors connected to the ICM are working properly. That leaves why the PCM thinks there is a problem. I would certainly replace the ICM first, and then if the problem still exists, the PCM.

Feb 26, 2015 | 1999 Cadillac DeVille

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Why do you use traction control

traction control is automatically controlled through the abs control module. you can only turn it on or off with a switch located on the dash. it monitors if a wheel losses traction and applies the brake on that wheel to regain traction.

Sep 05, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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I have a 1998 Chevy Tahoe I tryed to put my truck is 4wd low and it tryed and keep on blinking and went back to 2wd and blow a fuse and I tryed again and did it again but then the the service 4wd light...

Which 4X4 system does your tahoe have ?
Transfer Case System Description (Selectable 4WD)
The New Venture Gear Model NV243 is an electronically controlled optional transfer case for use on four wheel drive K trucks. The driver selects 2HI, 4HI, or 4LO by pushing one of three illuminating shift select buttons mounted on the instrument panel. The shift select buttons display the transfer case mode and range, self-test, diagnostic trouble codes, and electronic shift mechanical engaging problems.

Transfer Case System Description (Automatic 4WD)
The two speed Auto transfer case system utilizes a part time front axle. The system allows the driver to select the transfer case position with a touch of a button. The following positions can be selected: 4-wheel drive high range (4H), All Wheel Drive (AUTO), 2 Wheel Drive high range (2H), Neutral (N), and 4-Wheel Drive low range (4L).
The Auto Transfer Case (ATC) Control Module controls all the shifting action of the transfer case based on input from the driver as well as information from the Vehicle Control Module (VCM) /Powertrain Control Module (PCM).
4WD (4H or 4L) mode: This is accomplished by engaging the front axle, applying PWM to an electric motor to apply maximum torque, (fully compressing the transfer case clutch plates) to the front axle, then removing the ground on circuit 1569, thus locking the motor in position and stop the PWM to the motor.
AUTO mode: When in this mode of operation, the system should engage the front axle, then it monitors the front and rear propshaft speeds for any speed differences. When the system senses rear wheel slip, a difference of propshaft speed between front and rear, the Auto Transfer Case (ATC) Control Module will use pulse width modulation (PWM) to drive an electric motor. This motor transfers only the required torque to the front wheels to gain additional traction on slippery surfaces up to 75 mph. There is no torque applied to the front wheels until the module senses rear wheel slip.
Throttle anticipation (only operational when in AUTO mode): If the vehicle is below 5 mph and the accelerator is pressed quickly beyond a set point, the system will automatically transfer a percentage of torque to the front wheels to help prevent the rear wheels from slipping, as in a hard acceleration from a stopped position.
The Auto Transfer Case (ATC) Control Module also has the capability of engaging the front axle while the vehicle is in motion. It does this by applying PWM to the electric motor to apply torque to the front axle, this action is used to match the speed of the front and rear propshafts. After the module senses the proper speed, it then supplies a ground on circuit 1570 to engage the front axle.
The Auto Transfer Case (ATC) Control Module will accept a mode shift only when the engine is running and a valid Motor/Encoder signal is present. A mode shift is any shift between 2H, 4H, and AUTO.
The Auto Transfer Case (ATC) Control Module will permit a range shift only if the following conditions are met within 30 seconds of the request:

Automatic 4WD Diagnostic Aids
A Scan Tool reads and displays the following information:
• Diagnostic Trouble code(s)
• Code status bit (are codes set or not)
• Transfer case lock status
• Lamp in the switch/lamp assembly
• Motor/Encoder gear position
• Ignition (3) voltage
• Front propshaft speed sensor (KPH)
• Front axle switch (open/closed)
• Front axle requested position (engaged/disengaged)
• Rear propshaft speed sensor (KPH)
• Mode switch position request
• Park switch (open/closed)
• 4WD (Adapt) Mode Auto bit
• Current Mode corrective action PWM
• Average and highest PWM applied during last slip recovery event
• Throttle anticipation mode
• Average and highest PWM applied during last Throttle anticipation corrective action event
• Difference between front and rear propshaft RPM
• Adapt event counter
• Throttle position sensor percentage

Check the transfer case shift control module for DTC's. The transfer case shift control module is not a class 2 device. DTC's are displayed on the transfer case shift control switch. Refer to Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Displaying .
Are any DTC's present?
Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Displaying
The transfer case shift control module is equipped with the ability to store diagnostic information, which is useful to a technician in the event of module, component or wiring failures. This information can be retrieved from the transfer case shift control module by way of flash codes, which are displayed on the three transfer case shift control switch buttons. These buttons are located on the instrument panel to the right of the steering wheel Before obtaining DTCs, perform the following transfer case control module (TCCM) Self-Test.
TCCM Self-Test
Observe the transfer case shift control switch indicators while turning the ignition switch to RUN. A properly operating system will flash all indicators and then will return to the current gear. If the system is operating normally, then proceed to Displaying Codes.
If the TCCM failed the Self-Test, then test the following circuits.
• Battery Positive Voltage (40 and 1640), and Ignition 3 Voltage for battery voltage
• Ground Circuit for ground
• Diagnostic enable circuit for an open or high resistance
• Transfer case shift control switch connector
If the above circuits are normal but the TCCM still fails the Self-Test, replace the TCCM. Refer to Transfer Case Shift Control Module Replacement .
DTC Displaying
Turn OFF the ignition for 10 seconds.
Connect PIN 13 on the data link cable (DLC) to a ground. The DLC is located in the cab under the instrument panel on the driver's side.
Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF.
Observe the transfer case shift control switch select buttons for flashing codes. Refer to Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) List .
Important: If the transfer case shift control switch buttons all blink only once and then stop, no fault codes are stored in the transfer case shift control module.
• When one DTC is stored in memory, that code will blink that number of times followed by a 3 second pause and then repeat.
• If more than one code is stored, the first code will blink, followed by a 3 second pause and then the second code will blink.
• This sequence will continue until PIN 13 on the DLC is no longer grounded.
• If the TCCM will not communicate the presence or absence of DTCs, test the above circuits in Self-Test Step 2. If the circuits are complete, then replace the TCCM. Refer to Transfer Case Shift Control Module Replacement .

Apr 15, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

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Gear shift Selector stuck

These were known for having faulty brake light switche that would cause that problem as well as cruise control inop. I would check that first. It operates the shift-lock solenoid which releases the shifter. There were also some problems with the ignition switches, but mostly on the gm cars.

Feb 13, 2014 | 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche LTZ

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Changed the transmission 2 times and still the same results the car will not come out of first gear and the trac light stays on someone please help me

Traction assist is a measurement that compares the spin of one wheel to the spin of another. When a traction light is on, it means that the system is activated to make the two wheels spin at the same rate.

Traction control systems perform this in several ways. Some systems use independent braking to apply the brakes to the fastest spinning wheel. Other systems affect the engine so RPM is lowered and a combination of both methods may be used to brake one wheel while reducing engine RPM.

Now the spin counter can be mounted at each wheel or in the differential. Those that are mounted in the wheels are subject to debris like rust or brake pad material blocking the spin counters.

I can imagine the trans being tied into the traction system by limiting the trans from shifting into higher gears if the car thinks the wheels are already turning too fast.

Now I am not a Lexus Expert, but on Mercury systems the Traction Control has an on/off switch. If you go to or and register your vehicle for free. You will be able to get wiring and fusebox details. If the traction control system has its own fuse, pull it.

There is a good chance that with the traction control shut off, the car will shift normally. Then you can drive somewhere that can test the traction control and predict what is wrong.

Sep 10, 2012 | 1992 Lexus Sc 400

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Does 4 wheel drive help you stop faster or is it just a traction device

Four wheel drive is a traction devise. Not a braking devise.
So, no it will not help you stop faster.
That said, on slippery conditions when you let off the gas the extra, "traction" will help slow you down if you do not slide.
Hope this helps you out.

Dec 30, 2010 | Chevrolet Blazer Cars & Trucks

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What is traction control sistem

TRACTION CONTROL: An enhancement of an existing ABS system that prevents wheel spin while accelerating on wet or slick surfaces. It uses the same wheel speed sensors to monitor wheel speed during acceleration, but requires some additional control solenoids and a pump to apply braking pressure to control wheel spin. The traction control system brakes the drive wheel that's starting to spin to shift torque to the opposite drive wheel that still has traction. Most traction control systems only operate at speeds up to about 30 mph. Additional control strategies that some traction control systems use to limit wheel spin include reducing the throttle opening, upshifting the transmission, retarding spark timing and deactivating fuel injectors.

Hope helps.

Dec 23, 2010 | 1996 Acura RL

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My 2000 Lincoln town car is jerking and my check traction light is coming on my car will stall out but i can start it back up

If you have a switch for the traction control, the stalling of the engine can be reduced or eliminated by turning off the traction control.

The traction control probably has debris inside the rear emergency brakes. The traction control works by counting the speed of each wheel. When the part that counts the speed is blocked with debris, it thinks one wheel is slipping and kills the engine and applies the rear brake to the fastest spinning side.

The motor is suppose to lose rpm until the wheelspin is stopped. Then the motor is suppose to run normally. If the motor is completely dying you have a terrible problem with the sensor on the rear wheels.

The Traction control needs to be looked at, some Brake shops may be able to fix it. A dealer would have the tools. There should be nothing wrong with the engine, its suppose to react to the sensors.

Feb 08, 2010 | 1991 Lincoln Town Car

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The car jumps when the wheels are turned left or right

you need to have the front axles checked or replaced,they are not freely turning

Dec 28, 2009 | 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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