Well, I did a search (should of done one before I posted ) and apparently, we can dispose of TC however, the car then starts in 2nd! I don't like that! Has anybody seen or heard of a method to make it start in 1st with TC off?
Thanks for answering. I really don't have any reasons to turn it off, in fact, I can get wheel spin (about as much as I'd probably want if I were controlling the throttle before backing off myself) before it kicks in. The emissions guy had to do a different test on the car because the test up here in WA they put the car on a dynometer type device and traction control sometimes is a bear on these things!
On a 93' or 94' STS the traction control can be disabled through the diagnostics. I just did it and it will work.
1. Enter diagnostics and allow the system monitor to complete.
2. At "PCM" press FAN HI.
3. As each choice is offered press FAN LOW until you get to PCM Overrides.
4. At PCM Overrides press FAN HI, then press the WARMER button this will disable Traction Control.
5. To exit press AUTO
This will disable the Traction Control for 50 engine start cycles.
To reset the Traction Control follow the above directions, but on line 4 above press the COOLER button, this will enable the Traction Control.
Then press the AUTO button to exit diagnostics.
Personally I would not share this information with the smog people. In California it is considered to invasive to get into the computer overrides. A good way for the shop to get blamed for many different problems, real or imagined.
An alternate way is to remove the ABS fuse, but then you disable a valuable function just to spin tires.