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2000 Grand Am SE trac off

I have a 2000 Grand Am SE and the trac off light came on, what causes this?

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  • stewdog_420 Apr 14, 2009

    how much did the sensor cost??

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I had a simular problem but it turned out to be a bad sensor in front wheels.

Posted on Oct 28, 2008

It is possible that you pushed the ETS button. The 'trac off' light comes on in my Grand Am when this is pushed.

Posted on Aug 13, 2008

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