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    Re: Brake Fluid and Traction Disabled

    10-4....thanks for the help!! I will post once I complete filling up the fluid. hopefully that will fix the issue. but i dont understand how that could be setting off the traction control

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    Re: Brake Fluid and Traction Disabled

    T/C is accomplished by activating the ABS to control wheel spin, so low brake fluid MIGHT be the cause, although if that where the case, I would also expect to see the ABS light on as well, but who knows how the engineers tie these systems and messages together.

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    Re: Brake Fluid and Traction Disabled

    well, the ABS light is on. so maybe that is the case. i will have to go by auto zone or somewhere and get some brake fluid. i will post and give the results sometime tomorrow, if you are interested in the outcome.

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    Re: Brake Fluid and Traction Disabled

    also, wouldnt there be a code for the T/C?

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    Re: Brake Fluid and Traction Disabled

    if you are interested in the outcome.
    We always appreciate feedback.
    also, wouldnt there be a code for the T/C?
    Probably not. T/C did not fail. It was just disabled.

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    Re: Brake Fluid and Traction Disabled

    well, i tell ya what, this website and the help that i have gotten tonight has been outstanding. i sincerely appreciate the advice.

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    Re: Brake Fluid and Traction Disabled

    Well, lets see if it is good advice first.

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    Re: Brake Fluid and Traction Disabled

    problem solved. once i filled up the brake fluid, all warnings went away. thanks for the help again!!

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    Re: Brake Fluid and Traction Disabled

    Could old worn out brake fluid cause this as well? I've been getting the service stability system and my abs and traction lights come on. Only started when it got cold out and was really bad when it was -15 the other day. Mine could be low as well as I havent checked it but i was just wondering.

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    Re: Brake Fluid and Traction Disabled

    Quote Originally Posted by stevo_x View Post
    Could old worn out brake fluid cause this as well? I've been getting the service stability system and my abs and traction lights come on. Only started when it got cold out and was really bad when it was -15 the other day. Mine could be low as well as I havent checked it but i was just wondering.
    No..

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    Re: Brake Fluid and Traction Disabled

    the ABS and TC are linked to your brake fluid level monitor.
    i had a leak in my 94 brakes and when ever the LOW LEVEL would show up on my DIC it would also disable TC.
    once toped up the light would go out.
    happend every time it got low for about the week i had the leak.

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    Re: Brake Fluid and Traction Disabled

    You failed to mention if the brake fluid level was good.......This happend to my 96 an the car did the 2nd gear starts,ect.....the think the code was p0073. I went over many possible causes with no success. My brake fluid level was fine. The sensor is easily removed from the resivoir. un plug it and release the clip from the other side and it slides out to the driver side. I just wiped it off and snapped it back in and no more TC, abs, light, and the trans works normal again. The sensor is about $14 if it is actually defective.

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    Re: Brake Fluid and Traction Disabled

    Quote Originally Posted by pthorne24 View Post
    problem solved. once i filled up the brake fluid, all warnings went away. thanks for the help again!!
    Now that you know the brake fluid was low, you also need to know that it is not "normal" to use or have to add brake fluid. There are only 2 reasons I can think of for the brake fluid level in the master cylinder to be low:

    1: You have a leak - possible, but not as likely as:

    2: Your brakes pads have worn down, the caliper pistons are extended, and that has caused your brake fluid level to drop. This is normal and to be expected - it just means you need a "brake job" - new pads - maybe the rotors turned or replaced - possibly the calipers rebuilt or replaced

    So, when you get a chance, check out your brakes, or have them checked out.

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