Traction control light turns on when accelerating

Tiny
ALEXTTT
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  • 2005 PONTIAC G6
  • 3.5L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 106,000 MILES
When I go to accelerate hard or when I go on the freeway my traction control light will come on for a quick second. Is this issue I need to address or just ease up on the gas pedal?
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Monday, November 2nd, 2020 AT 4:52 PM

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Tiny
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Hi,

A couple of things can be happening. If you spin the tires, it can cause it to turn on. Also, a faulty wheel speed sensor. What I would suggest is to have the can-bus system scanned to see if there are any codes related. It may point you directly to a specific wheel speed sensor. Here is a video showing how it's done:
https://youtu.be/InIlnsjOVFA

If this isn't something you can have done, I would check to see if there are any damaged wires or anything at the wheel speed sensors that could cause an intermittent issue. Here is a link that shows how to test one, but since it is intermittent, this may not work.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/abs-wheel-speed-sensor-test

If you look below, I attached a pic showing sensor locations. Simply inspect them for damage and make sure they are tight.

Let me know what you find or if you have other questions.

Take care,
Joe
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Monday, November 2nd, 2020 AT 5:44 PM

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