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2002 a4 2.5 tdi quattro Traction control light comes on loss of power.. Got the egr valve replaced.. still the same...

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Traction control has nothing to do with the egr valve.

likely you have a bad wheel speed sensor somewhere.

Have the ABS scanned with a scan tool at your dealer
perhaps.

Hope this helps.

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