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Old 02-18-2008, 01:11 AM   #1
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So this morning on my way to work my "traction control off" light went on. I thought I hit the button by accident but the traction control wouldn't come back on no matter when I did and how many times I pressed the button. Then, about 3/4 the way to work the traction control came back on by itself. Anybody know what would cause this?

Second thing is that I went to put gas after work because my tank was on "E" and after a few seconds of pumping the handle returned to the off position and gas started spurting back out at me from the filler tube. To make a long story short, this happend three times before I just gave up. I did take out the handle out a couple times too. Has this happened to anybody, or does anyone know what would cause this?
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on just the TC light alone, i would suggest a wheel speed sensor... but add in the malfunctioning gauges, and maybe a bad ground bus?

but those are somewhat guessese
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The gas gauge is a common problem. Mine does it..stays on empty until 3/4, then stays on full.

There'* a write-up in the "common problems" thread..involves replacing the sending unit with an updated part.
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This is the thread on the fix for the fuel sender.
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=71718
If the problem is just starting, you can try a Techron fuel additive, or the additive that GM sells to see if that helps. We haven't had many (if any) reports where it has, as it is better as a preventative measure than a fix.

Check each connection at the wheel speed sensors, clean them, and put them back together with a dab of silicone grease. If that doesn't solve your issue, have it scanned to see where the problem is. The most common cause is a bad wheel speed sensor in one of the hubs, but there are other possibilities. A scan tool that has the capability to read the abs codes is needed. Many do not.
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Well as far as the wheel speed sensor, thats a possibility. I do have a lot of brake dust build up in the wheels as the Dealership I bought the car from put crappy pads on before I bought the car. Maybe it just needs to be cleaned?

Now the gas issue, I am deffinatly low on gas. The car is not full of gas. I'm positive because I know when I last filled up and how many miles I drove.
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You may have a problem with the check valve that is at the bottom of the fuel filler tube. That is supposed to limit the "spit-back" during refueling. Do you have the problem if you put the fuel in slowly, also?
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The traction control thing... I watched my wife drive our Bonneville through a snow bank as she left the house. She calls me on the cell phone and says the traction control light came on. I told her it'* probably because she just drove through a snow bank and there'* snow obstructing something. Sure enough, after about 25 miles the traction control started working again. I think the snow fell out or melted.
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The last two posts answered the question I think perfectly!!!

Yes, the fuel thing still happened even when I put gas in slowly, it just took more time to spit back out at me. I was able to successfully put 10 bucks in yesterday though! I don't know if the fact that it was extremely cold on the day my problem happened had anyhing to do with it.

And for the traction control thing, I can be pretty sure that I drove through a lot of snow. Maybe some just got stuck in there like you suggested.
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