Question about 2000 Oldsmobile Alero

1 Answer

What is trac off

I was driving on the intererstate when it just shut off when i trie tostasrt it it kept shaking and wouldnt stay on and the trac off sing came on finally after waiting a while it turned on again and drove fine what can iit be?

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Aug 21, 2008

    I have had the same problem three or four times. The first few times it was covered under my extended warranty so I paid nothing. It was a problem with the right wheel speed sensor or left, it alternated each time. Since my warranty ran out, it has happened again, but I don't want to pay the $300+ to fix it. So I've been driving with the light on for about 6 months. I really only notice any braking issues in wet weather or if stopping on bumpy pavement.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 3 Answers

Trac off simply means that your traction control system is turned off. This light generally comes on when your car is started for a while like many of the lights just to ensure everything is working. It does sound like you have some kind of problem developing but it's very unlikely that it has anything to do with the traction control system. Generally in mid-priced cars like the alero all traction control does is either stop power to the wheel slipping or apply gentle brake pressure to the tire that's slipping. Just get a diagnostic run would be my suggestion. You can turn the traction control off yourself if you want to understand it better, many car enthusiasts do so as it allows you to use sliding and traction loss to your advantage. Leaving traction control on does generally increase safety for your average driver, but makes it virtually impossible for an experienced driver to perform any of the stunts we often see in racing.

Posted on Jul 28, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

5.9 Lt 2001 dodge durango has 20 percent compression on cylinder 7, ran really luggish and engine shakes alot, was told could drive on 7 out of 8 cylinders after a couple weeks of driving it, i started it...


it sounds to me that #7 has a valve train problem, wiped cam to broken rocker arm,bent pushrod,broken spring,bent valve or burnt bad! Or it has broken ring on piston. shouldnt have kept driving,very bad idea. pull valve cover to check valve train. I would start there before going deeper into motor.

Mar 23, 2013 | 2001 Dodge Durango

1 Answer

2002 jeep liberty backfiring and wont idle


Sound like bad valve ckeck the compression on the engine ,next the
tempature sensor on the motor.Good Luck.

Feb 10, 2013 | 2002 Jeep Liberty

1 Answer

Does anyone know where I can get my 2005 Cobalt assesed for potential problems at a cheap price near 90723


When was the last time you gave her a tune up try these first change spark plugs and air filter, and if you have, if you there is a little yellow light that looks like an engine on your instrument cluster most AUTO ZONE will diagnose it for free.

Sep 17, 2012 | 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt

1 Answer

The trac off light is on in my alero what does this mean and how do i get it to shut off


i have a 2000 alero and my "trac off" light came on and wouldnt turn off. I found out that it was my passenger front wheel bearing was bad i replaced to and it went away

Feb 24, 2011 | 2000 Oldsmobile Alero

1 Answer

2001 explorer sport trac, shakes bad when braking(like a bad rotor) inspected and everything looks new, checked runout on rotor with indicator and they look good, no real vibration when driving and dont...


does the shake come and go at different speeds? check your tie rod ends by lifting the front wheels off the ground and grab the tire and shake from left to right. if they are tight you probbably need to replace the rotors

Nov 17, 2009 | 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

1 Answer

01 olds alero troubles keep the car running during driving


Is the trac off? If so that could be the problem does the car shake when stopped at light? or struggle to go for green light? check all tires are they all same size? if tires are low or at different pressure it will put the hole car off balance and the trac will go off and stay of witch will give you false transmission problems am I close let me know and I can see what else I can tell you

Jul 11, 2009 | 2001 Oldsmobile Alero

1 Answer

Trac light came on


Your transmission probably has some severe problems. If a sensor in the tranny has gone bad and is keeping it in first gear, it won't be able to do anything, not even crank.

Jul 29, 2008 | 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE

4 Answers

Enhanced Traction System Warning Light (TRAC OFF)


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.

Jun 01, 2008 | 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier

Not finding what you are looking for?
2000 Oldsmobile Alero Logo

602 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Oldsmobile Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

61249 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6812 Answers

Are you an Oldsmobile Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...