2004 Cavalier, Service light, ABS light, Trac Off light
My Service light, ABS light, Trac Off light stay on and makes eng run ruff (not always) Ran test, said left front ABS sensor bad. Replaced it and a few weeks later lights still on? Replaced breaks all around to include drums and rotors and both front calipers. Disconnected batt. for 10 min. nothing the lights are still on? Car is at it's 100,000 mile mark, would that have something to do with it? Does it need to go to dealer to turn off???
Re: 2004 Cavalier, Service light, ABS light, Trac Off...
If you have an after market sterio with out the speical wiring harnass made for gm. it will cause those lights to stay on all the time even though there is no problem with anything. i have the same problem but the car runs great
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Service light can be turned if with an OBII scanner (Autozone or any good parts store can reset service light for FREE) The ABS & trace control lights are in because you have a wheel sensor(s) that are bad - replace bad sensor and then a certified shop or dealer has to reset ABS light (EXPENSIVE TOOL)
check the abs sensors and connections of the sensors also that the sensor connection is attached to the clip[part of the circuit if wiring and connections are good then have car scanned most auto stores such as auto zone / advanced auto do this service for free check ur local area the trouble code will pinpoint ur problem so ur can repair ur car
no you need to take it and have the codes pulled on it, the abs system will disable the traction control system.Without knowing what the codes are for the abs system it would not be possible to say what the problem is.
"...should not have to have to deal with these issues"
Agreed! But, there seems to be a glitch involving the ABS and TRAC system. On my 99 GAGT, when the eng and tranny are cold, I tend to get an ABS fail during turn/brake instances. If I restart the engine, it generally goes away. I've done a bit of research and have found nothing that fives a definitive answer to this. If you take it to the dealer, it will cost an arm and a leg for the troubleshooting alone. I'd recommend driving it as is provided you can get the ABS to reset by restarting the engine. Sorry I can't provide any better solution...
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.
Sometimes it's a complaint with the ABS braking system. If it comes on and you have no other problems and stays on for while, check your brakes. I have had this issue before and had my brakes replaced. They were worn but for some reason were not squeaking.