Chevy Cavalier trac off light

Tiny
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Have the computer scanned for code/s if any present comeback with it-
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Friday, December 16th, 2016 AT 4:42 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Could be two unrelated problems. Make sure you didn't turn off the traction control, it's near or on the blinker switch, usually at the end on that car I think. See if that turns off your light. If it does, I think the hesitation may be something else we'll have to investigate. If that doesn't turn it off, there may be something wrong with your transmission or solenoids and you'll have to get it scanned to find out. The car parts stores will scan it for free.
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Friday, December 16th, 2016 AT 4:42 PM (Merged)
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MOULTRIEDAWG
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  • 2004 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 49,321 MILES
Electrical problem
2004 Chevy Cavalier 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 49,321 miles

traction off light comes on when the ac is on. You can disconnect the battery and reconnect it and the traction light will be off. Turn the ac on and only the fan will run. When the compressor kicks in the traction off light comes back on.
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Friday, December 16th, 2016 AT 4:43 PM (Merged)
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JAMES W.
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Try disconnection the A/C clutch and see if the light comes on. This will help narrow it down. Both of these systems are controlled by the ECM and it may be a problem in it.
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Friday, December 16th, 2016 AT 4:43 PM (Merged)
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CAVALIER28
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  • 2004 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
  • 149,000 MILES
90% of the time it will turn on when I'm at about 1/4 gas. But I'll be driving at all different speeds and it will come on and when the car shifts its really hard. But as soon as I turn the car off and back on the car is fine, but the trac off will continue to come on until I get gas in the car. Then it's fine until I get back down to 1/4 tank. But like I said it does come on occasionally with more gas in the car, but rarely. I have changed the TPS sensor and IAT sensor (The ponytail was hanging on by a thread) which was also fixed. Any suggestions. No one can scan the car due to only the Trac off light is on. And once you turn the car off the light doen not reappear right away.
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Friday, December 16th, 2016 AT 4:43 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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A basic scan tool cant read C followed by a four digit number. What kind of scan tool are they using?
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Friday, December 16th, 2016 AT 4:43 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Have the electronic brake control module checked and try scanning the computer for code/s
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Friday, December 16th, 2016 AT 4:43 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Auto Zone and I brought it to a transmission shop.
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Friday, December 16th, 2016 AT 4:43 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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A transmission shop only needs to read transmission codes which is P followed by a four digit number. The codes you want are C followed by a four digit number. Not sure if the transmission shop has a scan tool to read those codes. Not every scan tool can read every computers codes in your car.
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Friday, December 16th, 2016 AT 4:43 PM (Merged)
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CAVALIER28
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So basically I should just spend the $150 to get it scanned at a dealer?
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Friday, December 16th, 2016 AT 4:43 PM (Merged)
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DAVID WOOD
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  • 2004 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 81,000 MILES
Electrical problem
2004 Chevy Cavalier 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 81000 miles

the trac off light came on while I was driving home today. The car ran rough and sluggish when this warning light appeared, but it got me home. Luckly I was only a half mile or so from the house. When I stoped the car died and now it want even start. What does this trac off light mean? And does it have anythng to do with the car not starting now?
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Friday, December 16th, 2016 AT 4:43 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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My light came on once.I got my hands on a rear wheel sensor from a parts car. Then got under the car, plugged in the left side to it. Nothing, the light stayed on. Pluged in the right side to it and "poof" all my problems were gone. So I installed it and everything has been just fine. The car didn't go dead or anything. Your problem is going to be fuel or fire. Determine which is not present. ICM'S(ignition control modules) do that crap, take it to Oreilly auto parts and have it tested NOT AUTOZONE and fuel pumps can do anything they want to do. Check that fuel pressure.
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Friday, December 16th, 2016 AT 4:43 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Iam just saying to take it somewhere that can read traction control module codes.
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Friday, December 16th, 2016 AT 4:43 PM (Merged)
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Im just worried that they wont find anything wrong and im back to square one and out money
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Friday, December 16th, 2016 AT 4:43 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Heres is the clue there is something wrong you said it shifts hard and then you cycle the key and it shifts normal. When it shifts hard its in default mode to help protect the transmission when you cycle the key it resets the code and takes it out of default mode that helps protect the transmission. Something I have seen cause hard shifts like that on those gm cars is a bad inlet air temp sensor connectors. What happens is the copper wires inside the insulation breaks causing the the transmission to shift hard in default mode.
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Friday, December 16th, 2016 AT 4:43 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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  • 2001 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
  • 73,500 MILES
Hello.I have service engine light, ABS light, and TCS light on. Codes read 1227 and 1234. Story timeline: 10 days ago the rear brake line gave out and had it replaced by a local Firestone dealer. A weeklater I then changed the brakes all around. New pads and rotors in front (rotors cleaned prior to install), new brake hose left front as it didn't allow the caliper to release after braking (brakes smoked excessively, only driven 7 miles total prior to repairing the brake hose; you can visually see both calipers engage and disengage now), new drums in back (shoes showed less than 1/2 wear, no issues getting the drums changed). Here's the problem: when braking hard over 40 mph you feel the ABS kick on and the car tends to lean to the front. It seems as if the problem was in the front left. I took it back to Firestone and they couldn't figure it out on this past Sunday but did replicate the issue. Then yesterday on Wednesday the lights came on. Took it back to Firestone and they couldn't figure it out even with the codes and getting it to replicate again intermittently. Gave the car back to me and told me to take it to a dealer. They inspected the work I did and said it was perfect. Do you have any ideas on what it may be? Thank you for your time I appreciate it!
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Friday, December 16th, 2016 AT 4:43 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
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Did you check the hand brake cables? Could be trying to lock up the wheels activating the abs.

What are the codes for the abs?

Roy
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