What causes my car to lug when I press gas pedal and with hard braking, why does abs and traction control service system soon light come on?


Asked by Dec 10, 2015 at 10:56 AM about the 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT1

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I go t push in the gas pedal, my car lugs like it wants to die.  Once in a
great while, it actually will die but will restart.  It just keeps getting more
frequent and worse.  Then when I brake hard, the abs service system soon
light comes on along with the traction control light that comes on as well.

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Those are things that even us gurus can't diagnose sight unseen. There are a number of things that could be causing those problems, or even multiple things. What you don't want to do is spend a ton of money on a 12 year old car, especially if its a high miler as well. Any repair shop should be able to read the trouble codes and do an evaluation and give you a repair estimate. Do that first, then decide if its worth fixing.

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