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The ets light comes on/off .enhanced tracking system kicks in and out when it's not supposed to

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Most likely a wheel speed sensor . have the car code scanned for any trouble codes. this can be done by an auto parts store for free by the majority of them

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Why is track off light on?


The amber TRAC OFF indicator will illuminate in order to alert the driver of an existing malfunction with the Enhanced Traction System (ETS). In this situation, enhanced traction will not be available. The ABS VI/ETS must be serviced in order to regain enhanced traction ability.

Probably a DTC-diagnostic trouble code stored in the EBCM - electronic brake control module !

Aug 07, 2015 | 2000 Oldsmobile Alero

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What does the ETS off light on the dash mean


Hello there
let me try to explain it the best way i can

If you are talking about the light coming on when you are driving in slippery conditions, this is normal. If you are talking about it staying on all the time, the ets is either turned off or you have another problem. Let?s take a moment and explain why the electronic traction control which is called Enhanced Traction System (ETS) warning light will turn on when the engine computer sees a problem. The ETS system monitors wheel speed via the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS). If the ETS system sees a wheel spinning due to snow, ice, rain etc., the ETS computer sends a request to the vehicle?s engine computer to reduce torque. The engine computer responds with a combination of strategies. In the engine computer?s bag of tricks to stop wheel spin it can perform any one or combination of the following; cut fuel off by trimming or turning off fuel injectors, ****** the spark timing or up shift the transmission. In the days of old we just let up on the gas pedal. Now the computer does it for you. If you have an engine running problem it is more of a problem than you realize. The engine computer is the high command center. The engine computer will work and respond to information from the other computers in the vehicle. But in the event there is a system or running problem that the engine computer is responsible for, ?it will? lock out all of the other vehicle computers. If there is an engine running problem that causes the engine computer to store a code and turn on the ?Check Engine? light guess what computer doesn't talk to the others? The engine computer. The ETS computer gets all put out when this occurs and turns its warning light on in protest. So, there you have it. If the check engine light is on the ETS warning light will come on as well and the ETS system will not operate until the engine computer problem is corrected.

Oct 31, 2010 | 1998 Buick Skylark

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The "ETS" light is on what does that mean?


EST - Enhanced Traction System

This light should come on briefly as you start the engine.
When the warning light is on, the system will not limit wheel spin.
There should be a button to turn it on or off, for the system to be working the light should be off, if the light is just staying on you need to have it services.
Hope this was very helpful.

May 18, 2010 | 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier

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ETS light comes on and off. Why?


have a 1996 skylark, check engine light comes on and ets blink on and off car want start. What does this mean?

May 03, 2010 | 1996 Buick Skylark

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ETS LIGHT CAME ON AND CHECK ENGINE LIGHT 1997 chevy cavalier 2.4


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

Feb 14, 2010 | 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

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What is the ets button for


ETS stands for Enhanced Traction System.
This is GM's version of Traction Control - it improves traction (to reduce likely hood of skidding) on slippery or loose surfaces.

Nov 15, 2009 | 1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT

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What does it mean when the ETS light and the check engine light are on?


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.

Oct 09, 2009 | 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

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Whatis the ETS light stand for


Hi,

ETS - Enhanced Traction Control.

Enhanced traction control used the ABS system improve your vehicles traction by slowing an individual wheel down ( slipping wheel will spin ) thus applying more power to the one with better grip and the speed sensors monitor all four wheels to make sure that one is not spinning much faster than the rest.

Hope i helped you.

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Sep 23, 2009 | 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier

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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.

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1-800-222-1020

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Aug 20, 2009 | 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

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ETS sensor out


It stands for Enhanced Traction System.
On your gearshift is a button that when depressed will either turn on, or turn off the traction system. To make it go away, just press the button.
Hope this helps

Mar 11, 2009 | 1996 Pontiac Grand Am

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