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Low trac light

My 2005 cavalier starts fine, but when back up my low trac light comes on and when I put it in drive it sputs before it goes and the abs light, service light, and trac off light stay on?

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I had the exact same problem with my 2004 Cavlier. I took it in and the dealer said it was a voltage problem with my speed regulator located in one of my wheel bases. I had it replaced under my extended warenty. I suguesst taking you car to a mechnanic as soon as possible, cause it could be that sensor, or an electrical issue all together. Especially if it is that sensor, since it effects your braking system, traction system, and the overall drivability of the car. 

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