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I was stopping for a light and my brakes only half worked, why?

I have a 2002 Saturn L200 which I bought at 91,000 miles and currently has 106,000 miles. I replaced the rear brakes myself (with the aid of a mechanic) at about 98,000 miles. Up until today, I've ...
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2003 Hummer H2 - ABS and TC Warning Light Comes On, Can't Lock Wheels with Differential while Lights are On, and Disturbing Noises

At the moment of startup, there are no issues that are happening when the engine just started running. When I start driving, I hear a subtle squeak noise that seems to be coming from the front wheel ...
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Renault Clio "Check ESP" issue

Since Yesterday I'm getting a warning message "Check ESP" and the engine warning light flashing also please refer to the video which has the similar warnings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
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04 Astra TS CDX: traction control light on, then power loss. No codes

This is the Australian model (Holden). Automatic transmission. About a month ago I was driving normally and the service light and traction control light came on at the same time. Performance didn't ...
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My truck is stuck on top of a rock wall with a sheet of ice and snow on it, help

If you live in the frigid north of places like MN you probably slip in the winter time. I somehow got my truck (Silverado) stuck on top of a rock wall with a layer of snow on top of ice. How do I get ...
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Trac off and abs lights on dash won't go off since shocks absorbers replaced

I had shock absorbers put on when I got car back the Trac off light was on and so was the abs. What could cause these to come on without moving car? Diagnostic test said both wheel speed sensor.
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2008 Saturn Vue tire replacement

I replaced the front tires last week - I could not afford to do all four. I have an appointment to replace the back ones on Thursday. This morning my ABS, traction control, and stability lights came ...
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Uneven tire tread causing worrisome traction problems - wlll this fix it?

I'm running a set of staggered run-flat Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2's on my RWD. Fronts are 225/40//19, rears are 255/35/19. I've been driving with the passenger rear tire much newer than the rest ...
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Is there a version of Golf Mk4 with ESP installation without on/off switch?

Today I saw a Golf Mk4 from 2002 with 1.9 TDI engine and 110hp. The dealer says that the car has ESP system but there is no button to turn it off. Is that possible? Why would the manufacturer ...
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ABS, traction control and caution triangle lit up on dashboard

My Honda Accord 2003 has the 🔺 caution sign, ABS & TCS lights permanently displayed on my dashboard for some weeks but did not affect the functionality of my car. How can I clear this signs from ...
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2008 Chevy Cobalt SS: RPM struggles to go up and then it goes high

My car has the "esn" light on, and I have a traction control button and it reads that it's off and I need to service esn traction. I was wondering what that means. As for the rpm issue, I can hardly ...
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2007 Dodge Charger acceleration

So about a year ago my 2007 Dodge Charger that has (223,000 miles on it) started acting up. I had to get two of the three computers replaced and right after that, few weeks later the headlights ...
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Why is my 2012 Impala still shaking after I got a tune up?

My 2012 Chevy Impala was doing just fine until two weeks ago. I auto started my car, while walking up it shut off on its own. I got in the car and the check engine light came on as well messages for ...
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08 Mazda CX-9: Jolts after traction ctrl and slight stearing pull

Today it was snowy and at some point traction ctrl kicked in, showing the little vehicle light on the dash. There after the light went off. About 10 seconds after and I noticed a very short, very ...
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2005 e280 Mercedes OE parts and auxiliary circuits

I would like to find out what radio came in my Mercedes E280 sports when it was new and if it has heated seats. It's a 2005. [The] fellow I got car off took radio out and I think [the buttons] were ...
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Must I put chains on all four tires of a vehicle with all-wheel drive (AWD)?

On a car with AWD like the Honda Element that automatically engages drive power on the rear wheels as needed when the front wheels slip, should I install chains (a) on the front wheels only or (b) on ...
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Bigger/smaller tires

On a track, bigger tires have more contact therefore more traction. However, it comes at a cost of more unsprung weight. Therefore, the 0-60 time is slower as tested by Car And Driver. This was tested ...
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Have any systems been created for electric cars to intentionally reduce torque in icy conditions?

So, I daydream quite a bit about owning a Tesla Roadster, then it hit me. What happens when it's icy and I need to go get groceries? Well, in my Lotus Elise, I could easily just pop the thing in ...
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4x4 for sports cars (street use)

As some of you may know from this question i am currently rebuilding my car. The plan is to rebuild it from scratch. An important part is the engine. At the moment there is a 1.4l 8V petrol engine ...
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Why does the Check Engine code for emissions failure disable traction control and cruise?

I have a 2010 Forester with nearly 100k miles, and it just started giving the "emissions" check engine code (P0420, Catalytic Converter Efficiency Below Threshold). When that code is tripped in the ...
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What is the best "automatic" gear to be in when going up a snowy incline?

My car is a Volvo S80, it's great in ground-level snow. I tried going up an incline in "D" and it wasn't having it, basically just slowed down and stopped dead in its tracks. I have never used the 3 ...
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jeep compass 2012 with 4wd locker on, only one rear wheel spins

With my Jeep Compass 2012 when 4wd locker is on (I see it ON on the panel as I pulled locker), So I noticed that when I was parking at full of now parking lot, my front wheels stopped spinning, and ...
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2006 Pontiac G6, 3.5 V6 - ABS and Traction Control Lights in Pontiac G6

I own a 2006 Pontiac G6, 3.5 V6 with 155,000 miles. I was coming to a gentle stop when the ABS activated, and the brake pedal vibrated as though I lost traction. Before accelerating, both ABS and T/C ...