problem fixed. turned out being the connection at the EBTCM. I moved the clip back and removed plug. it was wet underneath from when I did thermostat. I used compressed air and blew out the plug connection on both sides. put it back together and no more traction disabled. I'll return the hub I bought and put that money toward the head gasket repair if I decide to keep car. bought car for only $400 cause it was involved in an accident. bought all parts to fix (same color) for $200. plus my buddy owns his own body shop so that helps. he tells me dropping the cradle is no problem. that timing chain set up scares me though. still deciding which way to go.