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    Brake Fluid and Traction Disabled

    Well, this is the first problem I have had with the car so far. I got in today, cranked her up, and low and behold, Traction Disabled and Check Brake Fluid warnings pop up. Also, the ABS and check engine lights came on. My brakes worked. There was pressure, they werent "squishy". Not sure what the crap to do. Here is a little background on my car...94 eldo, esc,....trunk has a leak somewhere (not sure if that has anything to do with the problem, wouldn't think it would, but it is an issue), just changed the oil about a month ago, and we just had frigid temps (20s) here in NC last night. I know I know, 20s isnt as cold as some places, but it is here in NC ......I havent gotten the car stuck anywhere, and do not drive it hard. I have had the traction control activate only a few times due to rain. anyway, any advice or help that can be given is much appreciated.

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    Re: Brake Fluid and Traction Disabled

    First thing to do is pull the DTC's.

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    Re: Brake Fluid and Traction Disabled

    I am assuming DTC are the codes I keep reading about. How might I go about doing so.

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    Re: Brake Fluid and Traction Disabled

    Or check the fluid level in the master cylinder....

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    Re: Brake Fluid and Traction Disabled

    would the fluid level set off the traction?

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    Re: Brake Fluid and Traction Disabled

    Not positive, but I think on the '94 Eldo you simultaneously press and hold the OFF and PASS WARMER buttons to get the DTC's (Diagnostic Trouble Codes).

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    Re: Brake Fluid and Traction Disabled

    no pass warmer in the car. at least not that i know of. i will do some research on the car and find out. i wont be able to mess with it until tomorrow unfortunately. please check back and let me know if you have anymore tips.

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    Re: Brake Fluid and Traction Disabled

    How about OFF and WARMER buttons? Then answer prompts with HI FAN = YES and LOW FAN = NO.

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    Re: Brake Fluid and Traction Disabled

    aight..im going to start messing around with it. i will look for those buttons and get back to ya..

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    Re: Brake Fluid and Traction Disabled

    aight ive got an auto, econ, off, defog...then the blue colored button, and the red colored button...that is on the right side

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    Re: Brake Fluid and Traction Disabled

    Quote Originally Posted by pthorne24 View Post
    aight ive got an auto, econ, off, defog...then the blue colored button, and the red colored button...that is on the right side
    Try those ^^

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    Re: Brake Fluid and Traction Disabled

    yea i went ahead and tried it after i typed up the last reply. it worked. ok, what it said after it booted up was as follows:

    No PCM
    No IPC
    No ACP
    No SIR

    T083 Current
    S036 History
    S044 History

    Then...

    PCM?

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    Re: Brake Fluid and Traction Disabled

    PCM? is asking if you want to enter the PCM mode where you'll find the data and parameter modes.

    Decipher the codes here. http://myweb.accessus.net/~090/dtcobd1.html

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    Re: Brake Fluid and Traction Disabled

    well, T083 is for low brake fluid. that is the one that says current beside it. so do i need to do anything when the "PCM?" comes up? or will filling up the brake fluid fix the issue?

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    Re: Brake Fluid and Traction Disabled

    Just turn it off after PCM? unless you want to clear the codes. Then answer no (low fan) untill you see clear codes? Then answer yes (high fan).

    Top off the brake fluid first and see if that takes care of the problem.

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