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2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Question: A SERVICE TRACTION SYSTEM WARNING MESSAGE CAME ON.DURING START UP,ONLY WHEN THE

 

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TERPTALK, Montgomery Village, MD, July 13, 2012, 13:44
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ENGINE IS COLD,THERE IS A BRIEF RATTLING AND THEN IT STOPS AFTER ABOUT 15 SECONDS.THE CAR IS NOW EXPERIENCING SHIFTING PROBLEMS..IS THIS A SPEED SENSOR PROBLEM..I'VE HEARD THE HARNES WIRES SOME ]TTIMES RUB AGAINST TIE RODS.

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    July 13, 2012, 15:01
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    Check All fluids esp. engine oil.You didn't say how many miles on car.Rattle on cold start sounds like bearing trouble.

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    nj69, December 14, 2012, 20:00
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    what does engine oil have to do with traction control light?

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    pushrod, December 14, 2012, 20:06
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    Must have responded to the wrong question FIVE MONTHS AGO!! But after reading, engine rattle on cold start well maybe it does apply after all! Wow.

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    nj69, December 15, 2012, 05:55
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    didn't mean to sound smart ---! I'm old school and figured anything possible with computer cars. just found this site and have a similar problem. not a warning message, but every few months the traction light comes on momentarily, with an odd (wrrrrr) sound while slowly leaving the driveway. the rt front bearing and hub were replaced in the past. could the sensor in it have anything to do with this if it goes bad? '03 SS 70,000 MLS.

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    pushrod, December 15, 2012, 06:57
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    It all good! The problem with your car is most likely an ABS wheel speed sensor,when the Antilock Brake System fails so does the Trac. control. Scanner will reveal which sensor is at falt.
    Merry Xmas!

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    nj69, December 15, 2012, 07:05
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    Thanks. Merry Christmas to you as well

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    February 21, 2013, 09:26
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    my car doing the same thing why is that??

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    nj69, February 21, 2013, 10:02
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    I still don't know. happened the other day. don't think a "warning" but it says "traction control active" I think. happens so fast and so rare I can't remember!!!

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