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Where I live many of the auto parts store will read the code for free. You need to go have the code read and ask them for all the codes. The traction control is probably on due to the code which set off your check engine light. When I last had the problem the code was for engine air or vacuum leak. Which I ended up changing the throttle body but other sensor could be the problem. You really need the code to help narrow the search.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Service Throttle Control
It sounds like these things are all related. When the a computer sees a problem in the Electronic throttle system, it will dissable traction control, and give the reduced engine power alert because the powertrain computer does not know the value of throttle postion.
Codes will need to be scanned in the computersto begin diagnosis.
Posted on Apr 18, 2009
Traction control only works when one wheel is spinning faster than the other it trys to even them out so it wont spin...sometimes if one of the wheels come off the ground in an uneven area or if you take a turn too fast and one wheel turns when the other one dont it is designed to operate.
I would remove all wheels and check the braking system...Is it 4 wheel disc or rear drum ?
If it has rear drums you could have a wheel cylinder leak that will sometimes lock the wheel because of fluid contamination....This would cause both lights to come on...If you find no problems
sometimes the abs sensor builds up fragments on the magnet and makes the light come on...
or if the abs sensor is not close enough to the exciter ring it will make the light come on because it will be out of adjustment.....all you do is press the sensor inward until it barely touches the ring and it will adjust itself....You can sometimes clean the magnet if it is contaminated and make the light go off ( only after you reach 6 to 15 mph. it will go off ).If it dont go off you have to buy a sensor.
Also make sure all tires have same amount and plenty of air to keep vehicle in balance/level.
Posted on Feb 21, 2011
that light is set to come on at scheduled maintenance points or mileage,and even a bad abs sensor can set it off,look in the owners manual on how to reset it,it doesn't mean there's a problem with it though,i forget how its done but there's a procedure on resetting it,it may go off on it own also,so don't panic its not going to be an expensive thing to repair,read the owners manual real good on it ,it will explain why it came on,good luck with it.
Posted on May 22, 2011
turn on your car and remove the ground cable from the battery, if the car dies it's time for a new alternator, if not take your battery in to be checked. The other message(traction control) may be just due to a faulty battery/alternator.
Posted on Jul 12, 2011
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