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Old 05-20-2004, 10:27 AM   #1
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I have discovered a TC problem with my Aurora. Pulling out of my driveway today in 3rd (I do a lot of city driving) my Traction control light would come on and I could here that definitive "wrrrrrr"ing sound of the traction system kicking in. I have a set of stock Michelin Energys on the car, the road conditions are fine, so there is no external reason for the computer to sense a change in road condtions.

I stopped the car, turn the TC off via the button on the console. No problemo. Stopped again, parked the car, re-engaged the TC, put the car in D and continued to experience intermittant TRACTION ACTIVE.

I'm pretty convinced its a sensor malfunction, possibly the Wheel Speed Sensor, any other ideas or experiences to share in the matter. I have make a 3hr road trip this weekend and its something I would like to have a little feedback on. My short term solution. Drive with TC off. However I am finicky and I want things to work properly

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Update: the local shop wont touch it...so its at the dealer....my pockets are getting lighter by the second
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My EBTCM or whatever the hell its called is broken. $1100 for the part + 2 hrs labour.

*sigh* oh ya, well I guess I should be happy since my rims are going on tomorrow right?

Right?
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who need tc in the summer??
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Euh..I drive without TC on anyway, but I hate broken **** on my car, so I'l be shopping around for a used unit.
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Maybe you should put it in yourself for once buddy
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My EBTCM or whatever the hell its called is broken. $1100 for the part + 2 hrs labour.
sorry to hear about that man. Your ABS will also start to go out at the same time now. I would just leave it if it were me... That'* a lot of $$ for something I usually turn off anyway. This is a very common problem on the Riviera/Aurora unfortunately.
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My EBTCM or whatever the hell its called is broken. $1100 for the part + 2 hrs labour.

*sigh* oh ya, well I guess I should be happy since my rims are going on tomorrow right?

Right?
I know I'm the same way Jim....
It'* probably going to be hard to find a junked Aurora isn't it....
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I'd say disable the system for now, by pulling the fuse for the ABS module. That way, you can't be stopped all of a sudden by the car. Junker part it is..
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Go figure I am no longer experiencing ETCBM problems. I drove with the TC on and it was fine.

Meh...if it becomes a problem, I will address it...so far so good.
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