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Old 09-20-2007, 08:07 PM   #1
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Need help guys how do you reset the traction control to stop the cylinder cut out? Wife washed the car today and cleaned under the hood and now when I started it the traction control light was on on the button. I read the book and it says that it needs to be serviced my guess is that there is a fault in the system can I disconnect the battery adn then reconect it after an hour to clear this or does it have to go to a dealer to be reset?

Help me out here my baby is running like crap!!!!!!!!!!


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Re: Motor acts like traction control is active

OK fixed now. Took the NEG lead off the battery for 5 min. then hooked back up and started the car and drove fine. Everything is back to normal and the wife is feeling better now.
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Re: Motor acts like traction control is active

It's definitely a good idea to do that first...can't ever hurt.
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Re: Motor acts like traction control is active

so basically it needed a reboot!
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Re: Motor acts like traction control is active

did you get any water under the hood? if you did, could be the spark plugs grounding out (water down in the plug galley).

if its a real issue, it will come back once the ECU runs for a couple miles or so. sounds like it went into limp mode if its not a issue thats a result of your underhood extravaganza.
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Re: Motor acts like traction control is active

Its been two days and still running great. Guess just needed a reboot so she is fine.


Thomas, while idling i unpluged the coil to each plug one at a time and you could tell the difference so was not a plug was the TC system.
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no offense to your wife but that is why i NEVER let my girlfriend touch my car lol
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