Wheel hop during acceleration

Tiny
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I have a 1999 Buick LeSabre Limited, 3800 engine, with 95k miles. I've had the wheels balanced a few months ago to remove a high speed shimmy and that seemed to fix that problem. Recently during mild acceleration I get what feels like wheel hop. If I back off a bit or just accelerate with less power no hop. Once rolling, if I floor the accelerator, no wheel hop. Could this be a strut issue? When should they be replaced? Nothing else feels loose or broken in the front end.
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Saturday, March 3rd, 2007 AT 4:18 PM

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Tiny
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I had a 98 Lesabre with the same issue. It had to do with the traction control limiting wheel-spin. Even when I turned it off I still got the wheel hop.

Nothing I could do about it. Kind of an older traction control that was way too sensitive.
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Tuesday, March 20th, 2007 AT 2:16 PM
Tiny
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Turns out it was the pressure control solenoid in the transmission. Had my dealer replace it. Not cheap, but works fine now.
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Tuesday, March 20th, 2007 AT 4:56 PM

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