Chevy Cavalier trac off light

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DOCFIXIT
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Go to Auto Zone they will read codes free. Then post in P0xxx format will advise
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Friday, December 16th, 2016 AT 4:36 PM (Merged)
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BELLABUNNY
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  • 2002 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 102,000 MILES
Computer problem
2002 Chevy Cavalier 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 102000 miles

My car drives fine, than all of a sudden the Trac off light comes on and my car feels like I'm slamming into gear. This happens everytime I drive it. If I turn off the car and turn it back on, the trac off light goes away but my check engine light comes on. If I turn the car off and on again, the check engine light goes away and the car drives fine again. WTF? I get a Throttle Sensor malfunction- Sensor Low Voltage code. Could this sensor be the problem? I refuse to pay $90 just to know what the problem is. Can anyone help?
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Friday, December 16th, 2016 AT 4:36 PM (Merged)
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MERLIN2021
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Grab your voltmeter and measure the values shown here.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_TP_1.jpg

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NATISE512
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  • 2002 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
  • 4 CYL
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 111,000 MILES
On my 2002 Chevy Cavalier, my battery light came on first, then my ABS and trac off light came on together before the car just suddenly cut off. Any ideas to as to what this can be?
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Friday, December 16th, 2016 AT 4:36 PM (Merged)
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ERNEST CLARK
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You'll need to have your computer scanned for codes.

Keep in mind, all scanners aren't created equal. The cheaper brands can't read ABS or TRAC codes.

Once you get the codes, write back and I'll help you from there.
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Friday, December 16th, 2016 AT 4:36 PM (Merged)
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DIANNEBOGERT
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  • 2002 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 240,000 MILES
I just recently had a mechanic to replace my air compressor and then shortly after my fuel pump was replaced. We had below freezing temps for only a few days. I did not drive my car but did go out to start it now and then. It would start. When I did finally drive it the Trac off light came on along with the Check engine light. My mechanic ran his code instrument and ended up resetting so the lights would go off (not finding any reason right away of why they came on). They came back on after leaving his garage. He reset them again. They came back on. They're still on. It was randomly mentioned it could have something to do with the wheel speed sensor. Another mentioned a wheel bearing going out. Ive taken excellent care of this car for 8 years and I drive a good distance to and from work. Im hoping you have a good idea of what I need to think about getting repaired next. Or is it time to consider another vehicle? Thank you. Dianne
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Friday, December 16th, 2016 AT 4:37 PM (Merged)
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HMAC300
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The car is 12 yrs old so youmight think about another one, but just look around and you shouldn't be in a hurry the light being on won't hurt driveability of it. You really need the code so we can help because what you mentioned is 2 different things and it cold be a short in wiring as well. But don't be real concerned about it just have it scanned again, autoparts do for free unless it's abs or another type of problem that they can't scan for. It also depends on wha tis wrong if it costs over 1500 then think about another vehicle for sure. But also if the car is paid for then 1500 is a lot cheaper than a car payment but age catches up with all of us. Cars too.
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Friday, December 16th, 2016 AT 4:37 PM (Merged)
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KNPINOY2567
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  • 2001 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
ABS light, and trac off light all on before car suddenly turns off
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Friday, December 16th, 2016 AT 4:37 PM (Merged)
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Interesting. The two components work together, but shouldn't shut the engine off. Have you had the computer scanned?
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Friday, December 16th, 2016 AT 4:37 PM (Merged)
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VIPTERM
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  • 2000 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 83,000 MILES
Computer problem
2000 Chevy Cavalier 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 83000 miles

A few weeks ago my engine light and trac off light appeared on, no obvious problems with driving the car though.
Got the codes checked out and the engine code is p0480 something about the cooling fan #1 circuit
and the other code is c1275 or c1725 [cant remember] but it was pointing towards the front passenger side wheel speed sensor.

I read somewhere that I might have to clean the sensor or replace it, but I cant find any information on where it is located,
if anyone can send me any details on what the codes may be or what I would have to do to get these two codes fixed would save me alot of time and money.
Also, the trim is z24 if that would help any, thanks in advance!
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Friday, December 16th, 2016 AT 4:37 PM (Merged)
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VIPTERM
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Just to update, I was doing some routine tune ups and when I did the plugs and coils the spark plugs on the far left and the one on the far right [maybe cyl 1 + 4?] Had fresh oil, but the other inner ones were dry.
Also noticed a small sucking noise coming from near the power steering pump when little throttle was applied, no idea what it is.

Also one other question, the front passenger side window is off track and its a power window.
Dont know how to get it back on so im just trying to save a little money, college is coming pretty soon for me.
Tried opening the panel to get access to the window, but there is a steel panel behind it where I can barely even see what is wrong with the window, and it will only roll down half way before it stops.

Well, right now Im going to try to remove the wheel speed sensor on the front passenger side and clean it and see if my code clears up and I think I will also try to follow the wire harness because I got the Haynes manual and it said it was a good idea to do so.

Thanks in advance for any help! I know Ive been trying to be helpful in supplying as much information as possible.
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Friday, December 16th, 2016 AT 4:37 PM (Merged)
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FLYANDSHEMIGHT
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  • 2002 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
  • 117,000 MILES
My 2002 Chevy Cavalier's spedometer is stuck at 0, but the RPMs continue to go. The trac off light came on and has stayed on, but the car feels like it's in neutral or won't go above possibly 10mph without forcing it. It's laggy and feeling sluggish. Any thoughts on what the problem might be caused by?
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Friday, December 16th, 2016 AT 4:38 PM (Merged)
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Start by checking the vehicle speed sensor.
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Friday, December 16th, 2016 AT 4:38 PM (Merged)
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DMXX1173
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  • 2001 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 80,250 MILES
Transmission problem
2001 Chevy Cavalier 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 80250 miles

When driving the trac off light comes on then the car shifts really hard when starting out or puling away from a stop sign. What could be causing this problem?
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Friday, December 16th, 2016 AT 4:38 PM (Merged)
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RHALL77
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Have the vehicle scanned for trouble codes and get back to me with what you find and Ill see what I can do to help
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LANDSCURTIS
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  • 2004 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 130,000 MILES
Can the trac off light indicate a transmission problem on an '04 cavalier?
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Friday, December 16th, 2016 AT 4:38 PM (Merged)
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Chances are you have a sensor issue. The trans is most likely fine.
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Friday, December 16th, 2016 AT 4:38 PM (Merged)
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BEAT KID
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  • 2000 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
  • 2.2L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 122,500 MILES
Yesterday I was driving and my trac off came on in my cavalier. I shut the car off and turned it back on and its still on and tried disconnecting and reconnecting the battery and its still on. I know on my other cavalier when it had an abs problem the abs, trac off, and service engine lights came on n went away wen I fixed the problem so I was thinking its not an abs problem on this car. I tried putting on the e brake and releasing it but the light is still on. Also im not noticing anything different it seems to drive normal as always. What could this be?
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Friday, December 16th, 2016 AT 4:38 PM (Merged)
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HMAC300
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Scan for codes first it may be an abs problem as it shuts off the trac control when there is a problem./
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Friday, December 16th, 2016 AT 4:38 PM (Merged)
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I used a scan and a code c1275 is present and I cant erase it
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