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Old 08-30-07, 05:40 PM
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Low traction

96 olds cutlass ceria SL 3.1 liter V6 version

what does the low traction light mean. I was driving around today and the low traction light on the dash came on if only for a second or 2
 
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Old 08-30-07, 05:55 PM
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It means the sensors have detected wheel spin and the engine power reduces to prevent wheel spin.

Was there rain or were you on dirt when this happened?
 
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Was there rain or were you on dirt when this happened?
neather it was on a paved road and dry conditions
 
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were you accelerating quickly from a stop so that possibly one wheel spun?

As OK stated, when the computer senses a difference in speed between the two drive wheels, it activates that light but rather than alter then engine power, I believe it actually applies the brake to the spinning wheel.

Not positive that is what happens with yyour car but with my wifes car (2000 Grnad Prix) that is what happens.

The light goes off when the speed is equal and things go back to normmal.
 
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were you accelerating quickly from a stop so that possibly one wheel spun?

don't think so. didn't know this car had that feature
 
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I never spin tires,but own a '95 Lumina and the low trac lite only comes on in the winter when a brake locks up on icy streets. Did you have to brake extemely hard on a wet street? If you didn't have the brakes applied when the light came on,I'd say it's a sensor problem.
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If you didn't have the brakes applied when the light came on,I'd say it's a sensor problem.
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don't think so. it only came on for about 1 second.
 
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