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How do we cure an error code of traction control coming on

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Hi how do we cure an error code of traction control coming on on holden barina sri 1.8 and the engine goes into limp mode. after stopping and switching off it starts ok again but as long as we keep the revs above 1500
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

It could be many different things, a DTC scan of the vehicle will reveal which path to take.

Could be throttle body, EGR valve, ignition coil pack, etc.

Gary

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Gary my husband has tried all those things as he is an ex Mercedes technician from England. As things have changed he is not up to date with the electronics. Can you give more help as we have tried those tips. Its my car and I can't drive it when it dies all the time
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The error code comes up and in the handbook it says its traction control?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are you online still?
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hi again,

Can you give me the error code (DTC)?

1.8 Z18XE engine, manual transmission?

Gary

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
manual transmission but the error code is a symbol it looks like triangle with a car skidding,
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
that is the correct engine number
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
any luck?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do you have any more suggestions, we can't spend much more time on line and if they are the only ones you have we have to say that we are not 100% satisfied and require a refund
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

I know what the traction control light looks like.

I cannot do anything else for you until you give me the error code as requested above.

I have worked for Holden since 1980.

I would be guessing without knowing the code.

Gary

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We don't know the code we only get the symbol where would we get the code from?
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hi again,

You will need to have a scantool connected to the car by a technician.

There will be a code in the ECM and ABS modules.

The "Traction control" function is an interaction between the ECM and ABS/ESP module.

Your local Holden dealer can do the scan for you.

Gary

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for your replies Gary but we knew that a dealer would be able to help but being New Years Eve and this being a problem solving site, we thought you would have a different solution to the problem. Therefore we will have to wait until next week to go to a dealer but this site hasn't helped.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
You could have said the last statement first we believe.
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hi again,

I can wait for you to get the scan done by Holden.

It is a little like getting an MRI done, your doctor doesn't know until he sees the scan results.

I wish you a Happy New Year to you, and your family.

Stay safe.

Talk soon.

Gary

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