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My 4 wheel dive and 4 wheel low dash lights blink occassionally wondering what causes this my vehicle has control trac

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That happen to my ranger and it was the transfer case shift motor. It is used when you select 4 low or 4 high. The motor is on the back of the transfer case about the size of a windshield wiper motor. pretty simple to put in. Thay cost about $80.00

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Does your 4x4 work properly? if nothing is physically wrong with it try pulling the battery for bout 20 min and put it back in if not then

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2001 monte carlo ss trac light is on how to solve

Trac Light is on to tell you that the traction is low. It senses this by "looking" at the wheel speeds. If one of the wheel speed sensors has failed, broke off, wire broken, or just dirty, the computer cannot "see" this wheel speed, and turns on the trac low light. This can also cause abnormal brake pad wear, if the car is equipt with traction control. The computer will begin to apply the brake on the wheel that is spinning faster. This will wear the pads out on the side that the computer is able to "see" the wheel speed. You need to get the sensors looked at. Check them to see if they are physically in place and the wires are hooked up.

Apr 16, 2014 | Chevrolet S 10 Cars & Trucks

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The ABS system engages when it shouldn't and fails to shut off after the car is stopped. How many sensors are there on a 2000 Grand Marquis? How much do they cost to replace? Is the ABS light the...

TRAC is an option on ford products your better off without,
as it slams on the rear brakes & cuts out injectors, in the winter,
if the rear wheels slip. Really a bad invention. When you need
full control in snow,it is taken away.

The ABS is the electrical part of your braking system

As with any vehicle problem or check light, you get on your
dash,you should not be using the vehicle

You have the car checked for codes in a couple of days,
then diagnosed & repaired within a week

The abs & trac could be a bad wheel speed sensor,
you have 4 as well as other items in that system.

This is a social web site or forum,we answer questions from
home, as you can,so price questions would be addressed
at a repair shop. You never need a dealer for any vehicle
issues,ever,too expensive to go there

Jul 01, 2011 | 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis

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Very common problem. There is a problem with your traction control system. The most likely cause would be a malfunctioning vehicle speed sensor or a wheel speed sensor. You will have to scan your computer control systems to find out exactly what is causing it. There will be fault codes stored in the engine control module (ECM).

Apr 12, 2011 | Toyota 4Runner Cars & Trucks

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My trac light is on, on the dash board. Where is the wheel sensor located ?

Your vehicle is equipped with 4 of them. They are located at each of the 4 wheels. There are other reasons that the Traction Control light can come on...wheel speeds sensors are not the only reason, athough they are the most common. The traction control system works with the engine/powertrain control system and with the antilock brake system. A bad wheel speed sensor will usually also turn on the Antilock Brake (ABS) light. If the Check Engine light is also on, you could have an engine control problem causing the Trac light to come on.
If the Trac light is on by itself, you may just have the traction control turned off. The Trac Off switch is located on the steering column.

If none of the above solves your problem, then you will have to scan your computer system to find out why the light is on. ( i.e. failed wheel speed sensor...but which one?)

Feb 20, 2011 | 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan

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What cause the brake fluid light and the trac light and the brake light come on at the some time?

brake fluid light goes on when the fluid is low. The traction control light may go on as well if the module detects a fault in the traction control system. The abs light may go on at the same time as the trac light if the wheel speed sensor is not sending a believable signal to the abs/trac module.

If one of the wheel speed sensors is faulty, or a hub is bad, that can cause the problem described.

Good luck on repairing this problem.

Jan 02, 2011 | 2005 Chevrolet Impala

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When I turn the steering wheel the low trac light

The steering wheel position, wheel speed sensors, and ABS systems are all used to provide traction control. You likely have a failure of one or more systems. Scan the ABS system and it will provide codes to help the diagnosis. Wheel speed sensors fail often, and it is likely one or more of these is contributing to the problem.

Oct 25, 2009 | 1999 Oldsmobile Alero

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ABS light goes on and off

Sounds like you have loose brake pad linings.
The traction control measures rotational speed between each rear wheel. If your pad lining momentarily causes one wheel to hesitate your trac control will flash. As the ABS detects braking without the brake pedal being pushed, it will flash.
Check your emergency brake pads. They can fall apart inside the drum/rotor combo on the rear. That is where your sensor is for the ABS.

Aug 15, 2009 | 2003 Ford Mustang

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A bytton in my car an when i push it the letters trac on

the button is for a feature call low traction , when the low trac light is on ( on the dashboard ) the traction control system is off. when you press the button again the light should go off ( low trac. on) I leave mine on all the time. it works with the antilock brake system. if the computer detects that the wheels are starting to slip or slide , it cycles abs on and off quickly to help you remain in control of car, feature is more designed for driving on icey roads. Just leave low trac. on and dont worry about it ( no trac, light on dash) hope this helps S.R. Peace

Mar 21, 2009 | 2001 Buick Regal

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How do you know when your in A4WD?

no you have it reversed....if the light is on its in awd if its off its not

Feb 14, 2009 | 2006 Ford Expedition

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