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service traction system chevy Impala what can i do to repa

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service traction system chevy Impala what can i do to repair
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  GM Tech (Cam) replied 6 years ago.

Greetings and Welcome to Just answer.

Is the brake and ABS lights on?

If so then you need to get the codes read from the system.

You need to use a scan tool for this. A scan tool is very different than a code reader. Scan tools are larger, can scan and control certain systems of the whole vehicle, and usually cost about 2000+. A code reader will only read emission related codes and that limits them to reading the engine and transmission modules. Given the cost of the scan tools, it is usually cheaper to get a shop to read the codes. If they are honest, I would imagine that $20 is fair to stick the machine on and read codes.



Edited by GM Tech (Cam) on 7/18/2010 at 3:14 PM EST
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
cant afford how can i fix
Expert:  GM Tech (Cam) replied 6 years ago.

Start with a good inspection of the wiring harnesses to the front wheels. IF yo see nothing , then as long as you hear nothing of, it is ok to drive for the mean time, but if you hear a noise then you should get it fixed straight away to avoid damage.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
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way is this service on
Expert:  GM Tech (Cam) replied 6 years ago.

We need the code to know what component or fault has been found and sets the light. THis cannot be done with out a scan tool.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
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what will need to be fixed ?
Expert:  GM Tech (Cam) replied 6 years ago.
PLease understand that we cannot fix it until we know what is causing this. I am sure you don't want waste money trying to fix it, so the cost of getting a scan is well worth your money.