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I put my boat into the water yesterday. After doing so, My brakes felt like they draging. Now my console says my traction control is off. Can you advise what it might be and how to diagnose and fix?

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There is a problem with your wheel speed sensors. This is common and this info helps allot... with the engine light coming on, this is probably the root problem. The Trac Light is coming on because the ECM (Engine Control Module) is disabling the TSS (Traction Control System) because of a engine or trans problem. There is really no quick way just to turn off the system. What will need to be done is to have the system scanned for trouble codes, once a trouble code is pulled we will have a better idea where to look.

There are some Autoparts Store that will do this for free or Autozone.

Keep us updated.

Posted on Mar 14, 2011

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