Traction Control / ABS Warning Light

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Traction Control / ABS Warning Light

Postby [RS]Tefty » Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:52 am

I'm having car issues, and the garage so far cannot seem to find the problem - I fear this might end up costing me a fortune.

After I drive the car for about 20 minutes, it starts to judder when accelerating, and it loses power. Sometimes it cuts out all together an I have to roll to a stop, turn the car off and on and it will be ok for another 20 minutes.

This is the warning light that flashes on the dashboard;
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It doesn't stay on, it just flashes in sync with the car juddering.

I recently had the rear breaks replaced, and its been happening since then. I have taken it back to the same garage in hopes that they would see they have done something wrong and fix it for free, but its looking like that will not happen.

I found this thread, which seems to be the same issue as I am having;
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When the issue happens, I am able to stop it happening by disabling the traction control. It says to do this in the car manual in order to continue your journey, but it warns that leaving it disabled is damaging to the car.
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Any ideas?
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Re: Traction Control / ABS Warning Light

Postby [RS]Tetra73 » Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:13 am

would try what the guy said with cleaning the abs sensors if you can are the brakes getting hot when it happens?
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Re: Traction Control / ABS Warning Light

Postby [RS] Greeno » Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:20 pm

Personally I dont see why or how turning the traction control off would damage or have any negative impact on your car - other than the way you drive it.

I semi-frequently turn off my traction control off during snow weather otherwise your car shits itself and you get stuck. Not very helpful I know, but I hope the solution comes quick and cheaply for you man!
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Re: Traction Control / ABS Warning Light

Postby [RS]Tefty » Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:22 pm

Its been at the garage all day, and he says that after hooking it up to a diagnostic machine, it showed an error in the engine which can cause all sorts of issues like this, and the usual culprit is oil being old/dirty/shitty

Its having an oil change then, which is £80, and i'll need to just drive it around and monitor it - but worth a shot if it fixes it
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Re: Traction Control / ABS Warning Light

Postby [RS] Greeno » Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:31 pm

True that buddy, cant have you pulling this excuse out your arse next week! :p
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Re: Traction Control / ABS Warning Light

Postby [RS]Tefty » Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:33 pm

I still might!
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Re: Traction Control / ABS Warning Light

Postby [RS]PITBULLY » Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:37 pm

:wink: it allways pays to use a clean lube tefters :shock:
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Re: Traction Control / ABS Warning Light

Postby [RS]BrainDamaged » Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:41 pm

Sounds like an issue we get with the buses, its a road speed sensor with ours though that stops the gear box (engine breaking) from knowing what speed you are doing and there fore causes the juddering.

Hope you get it sorted Tefters!
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