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The trac off light, abs and ets light come on. when I turn off engin and wait awhile like a minute, I start engin and the lights stay off until I drive about 1 mile the lights come back on

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  • marcus_rod12 Sep 07, 2010

    ABS,TRAC OFF AND SERVICE VEHICLE SOON LIGHTS COME ON AFTER ABOUT 1 MILE OF DRIVING. WHEN I TURN OFF THE ENGINE AND RESTART IT, THE LIGHTS STAY OFF UNILL I DRIVE A MILE OR MORE.

  • marcus_rod12 Sep 07, 2010

    ABS,TRAC OFF AND SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHTS COME ON AFTER ABOUT A MILE OF DRIVING. BUT WHEN I STOP AND TURN THE MOTOR OFF THE LIGH STAY OFF UNTILL I DRIVE OFF FOR ABOUT A MILE AND THEY COME BACK ON,AND STAY ON UNTIL I TURN IT OFF AGAIN. WHATS UP?

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Hi! Please try this as a first course of action. Open the hood and remove the positive battery terminal and let it sit for atleast 5mins. to reset the system. This should resolve this and if not, the abs sensor sure is faulty. Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa!

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The trac off light is comes because the abs is on.Traction control uses abs to utilize it.Most common cause of this is a wheel speed sensor which is built into the bearing hub assembly.The other light was it service vehicle soon or check engine?

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    If it is service vehicle soon and not the engine light this usually comes on due to a light bulb burning out usually a head light either a high beam or low beam. If it is the engine light then vehicle codes will need to be read to find out what code is triggering the light. Autozone or Advanced auto will typically read these codes for you at no charge if one is available in your area. If possible and it is the engine light post the code in here to provide a solution for you. They may also be able to read the abs code which will tell which sensor is malfunctioning.

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The ABS system requires special diagnostic scanners to properly diagnose malfunctions within the system . However , there are a few things you can do . First off , check your brake fluid level and make sure it is correct . If it's low, it will cause the ABS , ETS , and brake light to come on. If the fluid level is correct , you might try using an OBD2 scanner connected to the EC M. datalink to see if there are any codes that the ABS computer might have sent to the ECM . If you can't get any codes from your ECM , you'll have to take the car to a parts store that has an ABS scanner or your local G. M. automotive dealer to find out what is wrong.

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This usually means the brakes, including the rear brakes are worn. Also could be a connector at the wheel that is loose. The traction system takes its cues from the brake system, when there is a problem in either one.

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