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2007 Chevy Malibu--Traction Control light and check engine light come on. The information panel states "Service Traction", "Engine Power Reduced". First the right wheel bearing was repaired and back brakes replaced. Then driving a week later happened again. Then had the throttle replaced. Worked for about a week and came on again. I did notice that when I tightened the gas cap the check engine light turned off. What could be the problem? I'm already $700 dollars into this problem and the diagnostic code per the repair shop doesn't come up with anything. They called a chevy dealer and they didn't know either.

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The torque converter clutch circuit may be at fault. The best way to determine the problem is to have a scanner/computer to read check engine codes.

Posted on May 06, 2009

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Anytime this happens the computer that controls the systems of the car sets a fault code in memory, what are the codes you are getting? without that information it is impossible to even guess the problem. Another issue is this, did the dealer confirm the problem? Another point is that if you attempt any repairs you will void the warranty, and trust me they will do it. What would this 35 year dealer tech advise? Contact the dealer and request a GM factory service engineer get involved in the repair, then you WILL get the problem resolved. You can also call GM, the number is in the owners manual.

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change the evap sensor the location of the sensor should be on a sticker schematic under your hood

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