Why does my Trac light go on and oof while driving?

Asked by May 21, 2014 at 05:59 PM about the 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE1

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have owned car for 7 years.... for the past week my light goes on and off. Mostly its on... I was thinking it was the ETS switch on dash since no other lights are on. Any suggestions?

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The wheel sensors harness connections can go bad over time. This will send a 'false' tracking signal. Sometimes all you need to do is clean the connectors thoroughly and apply some dialectic grease to the contacts. Rarely, a sensor itself goes bad, these are easy to replace. Try the cleaning tip first. Good luck!

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The problem was intake leak and due to "performance issue" the computer automaticly turns off the trac system....

4,445

That's one sensitive system, never had a ETS system shut down from that, but glad it worked out! Thanks for the update, I'll put this in my " it can happen" file!

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