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Old 05-05-2011, 10:49 AM   #1
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Ok i have the craziest luck guys ok so on my 95 olds 88 my traction off/on light on the dash always been lit since i had the car the button itself didn't work/do anything if you pushed it the light would be off until i drive down the road maybe 20 second then would pop up every day each time, so i changed my pcv the other day and for some odd reason now the traction light doesn't pop up at all now when i pull off from a stand still lightly it feels as my trans is dragging/engaugeing after take off like sumthn is holding it back also seems to want to shut off if i dont smash the gas but only sometimes also it holds first gear a longer as if it were slipping with w/o throttle if i drive normal it shifts fine threw all gears now i never had full power to begin with since i owned the car but this never happend untill i changed my pcv any thoughts? Also trans fluid is full
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The light is typically a bad ABS sensor at one of the wheels or the traction control module itself.

The other stuff...kinda sounds like you created a vacuum leak. is your car charged or not?

Not: Make sure there are two o rings and the spring in place for the pcv.

SC: Check the cover to ensure it'* sealed. And there should be an o-ring under the pcv.
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Non charger and i had to order a whole pcv kit bcuz something is wrong with mines when i changed the pcv it started to idle like it was cammed up and sum1 said my spring or something in the housing was bad he moved or touched apart in the housing then it started to idle as it should as far as the vacuum leak i changed all the rubber grommets and the whole 9 the guy thought the samething but nothing is leakin on none of the lines
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I agree with a vacuum leak. With the engine running, take off the oil fill cap and put your hand over it. You may feel a vacuum there. Recheck the install of the PCV.

For the ABS light. Ya, you have a bad sensor or a bad plug/wire. Here'* a test for the WSS. https://www.gmforum.com/trouble-shooting-test-procedures-141/wss-wheel-spin-sensor-test-296556/
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Thread Title expanded and moved to it'* proper Mechanical Section. General Chat is for items that affect all platforms and "General Chat". It really helps the GearHeads, others with ownership of same/similar Models, the Forum regarding search bots, and our own internal search engine when we keep things in order. Thanx.

I also added your Year/Make to your Signature Block Jason, it makes it so much easier for GearHeads and similar owning members when you have a problem and ask.
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