Trac off and ABS Lights

Tiny
DISCODUCK
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  • 2002 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER
Four cylinder front wheel drive automatic 123,000 miles.

The Trac off and ABS lights came on when I was driving down the highway, they stay on for a while and then come back on. It does not seem to be driving any differently. It does not go off when pushing Trac button.
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Saturday, April 11th, 2009 AT 2:25 PM

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Tiny
CARADIODOC
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The yellow Anti-lock Brake light is turned on by the ABS computer when a problem is detected. The fact that it does not go off means it is not an intermittent problem. Permanent problems are easier to diagnose. Common problems are low fluid level in the master cylinder, a blown brake light fuse, often caused by a trailer wiring problem, and defective wheel speed sensors. Your mechanic will connect a hand-held computer to the system to read the diagnostic fault codes. The codes will lead him to the circuit or part of the system with the problem.

If you can provide other clues, it might speed the diagnosis and save you some money. Helpful observations include, 1) does the yellow light turn on as soon as the engine is started, and stay on? Electrical self-checks, fluid level, or pressure problems are detected. 2) Does the light turn on during the two-second system self-test, then turn off, but turns back on after driving a few hundred feet to a mile or more? Suspect a cracked tone ring by one of the wheels if the light stays on until you turn the ignition switch off and back on.

Other electrical problems include one bad section of the brake light switch and a stuck-on parking brake light switch.

The traction control is an add-on option to the ABS system. It can't work if the ABS system is not working. That is why the second light is on.

Caradiodoc
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Saturday, April 11th, 2009 AT 10:08 PM
Tiny
JAMIE DENISE GRAY-BREWTON
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Brakes look good still, but the front passenger tire ribs on I do not know what, the front bumper is hanging by a thread and when accelerating in third and fourth gear it is a stick. It wobbles real bad. The tires are new. Oh yeah it is a 2005 PT Cruiser.
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Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 AT 11:54 PM
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KEN
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Hello,

It sounds like you have a CV axle that is going out and needs to be replaced. Here is a guide that will help you get the job done:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/replace-cv-axle

They are about $ 60.00 each.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000IYI9YW/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=2carprcom-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B000IYI9YW&linkId=80c40fa3576fc7c7bb98c652c203073b

Here is a guide so you can look for a more obvious problem:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/steering-wheel-shakes-when-accelerating-or-braking

Please let us know what happens.

Cheers, Ken
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Monday, July 24th, 2017 AT 3:45 PM

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