Traction Control Issue/Question - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-15-2009, 10:16 PM   #1
Senior Member
Posts like a 4 Banger
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 133
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
zecc81 is on a distinguished road
Question Traction Control Issue/Question

I'm a little confused about the traction control on my 92 SSEi. The "traction control off" light goes on and off randomly and pressing the tc button next to the shifter doesn't seem to doing anything. When the "traction control off" light is off (meaning the tc is on, presumably) I tested it in the rain and i do get traction control if I gun it (and likewise when the "traction control off" light is on I don't get traction control). Should the tc button turn the tc on and off on command, or is it there for some other reason? (also note I have no issue with the perform shift button and functionality)
zecc81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2009, 10:16 PM   #2
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Hi Zec.. I moved your post to it'* own new thread because it was a partial piggy back and the thread you posted in was more about the struts. Having it'* own new post should get you better exposure.

The traction control is dependent on a TC unit under the hood and the wheel speed sensors working properly on all four wheels. Unfortunatley it is not easy to tell which is malfunctioning.

You can use an ohm meter at each WSS plug to each wheel and if one comes up with a large difference, likely that wheel hub needs to be replaced.
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2009, 11:34 PM   #3
Senior Member
Posts like a 4 Banger
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 133
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
zecc81 is on a distinguished road
Default

Ok. I guess I know now that the TC button or some part of the TC system probably isn't working properly. Fixing the Traction Control isn't my biggest priority right now, I just wanted to know a little about why the button didn't change anything.
zecc81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2009, 02:29 AM   #4
Senior Member
Posts like a 4 Banger
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 133
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
zecc81 is on a distinguished road
Default

I've been thinking about this some more...I do get traction control when the "TC off" light is off, and I do not get traction control when the "TC off" light is on...but the button which is supposed to turn TC on and off that'* next to the shifter does not do anything. I notice, as I've said before, that the light in the dash is on sometimes and off sometimes for no apparent reason...Is this a problem with the button???? Does it take a few seconds, or minutes for the TC to change status? It'* been frustrating me because there'* a button for it but NOTHING happens when I press it, but the TC system does work when its on.
zecc81 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Traction control/ABS issue ChilinMichael 1992-1999 5 10-19-2012 01:02 PM
Traction Control Issue Merlin 91/97 1992-1999 13 01-09-2006 12:43 PM
Traction Control Issue Bigwill63 1992-1999 3 12-08-2005 08:17 PM
Traction Control Issue egladman 1992-1999 29 05-20-2005 11:56 PM
Help/Advice: Odd Traction Control Issue BillBoost37 1992-1999 3 04-02-2005 08:34 PM


Tags
control, electrical, tc, tcs, traction

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:01 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.