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ETS & Check engine light is on a 91 cavalier

My check engine light and ets light is on. I have a 91 cavalier. It just started having problems in drive and reversing and then after a while the both lights came on. What could be the problem?

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SOURCE: 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

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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SOURCE: 96 chevrolet cavalier check engine and ets light on

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

Posted on Mar 18, 2009

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SOURCE: my 1999 chevy cavalier has the ets light appearing

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.

Posted on Jun 05, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a 1998 cavalier. and the abs an ets lights

Bad idea about taking out the light. First thing is to find out when does it come on, meaning, does it come on when you first start the car or does it comes on when you start to move. The first thing I would do is raise each wheel individually with tire still on, grab tire at the top and bottom, checking for play by pushing in on the top and bottom. The problem could be a wheel bearing going bad. I would also clean the pulse wheel and check the connections where the sensors plug in at.

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SOURCE: ETS LIGHT CAME ON AND CHECK ENGINE LIGHT

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 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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Check engine light is for telling you that there is A problem with the fuel injection or emissions system, Most of the time there is no major problem to really wory about. ETS is the light for the Enhanced Traction system (traction control) This is not A vital component of your car.

If these two lights come on together then the extra traction sensor is broken and needs to be replaced when the sensor is fixed the check engine light will go off and the ets light will work properly again.

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the ets light will come on when you have a driveability problem it would be the best bet the check the dtcs and fix those for the check engine light first clear everything then drive it.

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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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