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CHEVY SERVICE TRACTION CONTROL

2002 Chevrolet Impala

Suspension problem
2002 Chevy Impala 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 37606 miles

Just like what was posted by Chevyone: traction control & abs come on intermitently. Service traction system message will come on @ times. Traction control seems to activate when you first start the vehicle and go from reverse to drive then the abs seems to activate more often when braking at low speeds or if a bump is hit. This started about a month or so after pads & rotors were replace. Wondering if this could be a wire or sensor problem?

I thought at first the problem was because I wasn't allowing enough time between reverse, coming to a complete stop, and the moving into park. But after allowing the vehicle to come to a complete stop, counting to 5 and then putting into drive and the traction control becoming active.

Any help that can be give would be greatly appreciated.
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Jonzie68
September 3, 2010.



I would start by checking the ABS sensors if you just had brake work done. The two systems work together. Check for disconnected or damaged wiring to the sensors. Also, have you had the computer scanned to identify what is setting the code?

No I have not had the computer checked for the code. I have not had any brake work performed recently either. Could the computer be causing the physical engagement of the traction control system?

Tiny
Jonzie68
Sep 3, 2010.
Actually, if the ABS has a problem, it could actually be disabling the Traction control.