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My 2005 GMC canyon displays the LOW TRAC indicator after my truck seems to "lose traction". Problem is, my truck is not slipping on the asphault though there is a loss of power to the drive train. Is this a transmission slippage occurring or a sensor fault? Advice I am looking for is a trouble shooting sequence to check what the problem is.

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It sounds like the engine and transmission needs to be recalibrate to one another. I good transmission shop with a tech 2 scanner can fix this if it's not a mechanical problem. Here is 101 transmission in a few words that i hope can help you. The Throttle position sensor (TPS) sends signals to the ECM and calculate with the transmission turbine sensor (VTS)the amount of transmission line pressure which is controlled by the transmission line pressure servo. The pressure line servo controls the firmness of the shift and the TPS with the VTS controls the shift points. If the ECM is not calibrated or a senor is reading bad your going to have problems with the transmission like you have and will have a major failure within 6 month due to burnt clutch packs, so check your transmission fluid for leave and condition. It should be bright red and not dark like burgundy which would indicate burnt clutch packs. If there is a good transmission shop or you have warranty on your transmission, have them do a transmission line pressure and scan the ECM for any DTC codes. IF your out of warranty, find a good speed shop who can read and reprogram your ECM so you can have your engine and transmission running 100% Good luck and hope this helps. 

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05 gmc canyon traction control power fault

First you'll need to take it to have DTC's - diagnostic trouble codes check to find out what part of the system is at fault ! Could have a sensor , control module ,or wiring problem !
Traction Off Indicator The traction off indicator, which is a LED located on the traction control switch, illuminates only when the traction control switch has been pressed and released, disabling traction control. It is important to note that a traction fault does not illuminate this indicator and that there is no relationship between this indicator and the traction fault message.
Traction Fault Message The IPC displays the traction fault message when either of the following instances occur.
The EBCM detects a malfunction that requires traction control to be disabled. The EBCM sends a serial data message to the IPC requesting that the message be displayed.

The IPC detects a loss of serial data communication with the EBCM

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When drive wheel slip is noted while the brake is not applied, the EBCM will enter traction control mode.
The EBCM uses a 5-volt pulse-width modulated (PWM) signal to request the PCM to reduce the amount of torque to the drive wheels. The PCM reduces torque to the drive wheels by retarding spark timing and by commanding the throttle actuator control. The PCM uses a 5-volt PWM signal in order to report to the EBCM the amount of torque delivered to the drive wheels.
You would need a factory grade scan tool to check data PID's - parameter identification , all the sensors work within a specific voltage range 1- 5 volts an you can see this on a good scan tool !
The Traction control is part of the ABS system an there a several DTC possible
DTC B0827 DTC B0828 DTC B2745 DTC C0035 DTC C0035 or C0040 DTC C0040 DTC C0055 DTC C0110 DTC C0191 DTC C0201 DTC C0220-C0229 DTC C0240 or P0856 DTC C0244 or P1689 DTC C0245 DTC C0267 or C0268 and C067 or C068 DTC C0550 DTC C0899 DTC C0900
You best bet is to take it to a qualified repair shop !


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Remove the left front wheel speed sensor, clean and reinstall it. They are magnetic and some times road debris will block the sensor. If that was the problem the ABS and traction lights will go off when you start the car.

Your second option is to have the shop scan the vehicle trouble codes, usually this costs an hours labor.

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