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Old 06-30-2013, 10:36 AM   #1
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traction control kicking in....

Hello, In short, I just drained and filled my diff a few days ago on level ground and am certain there are no leaks... to the point, I was accelerating today, not open throttle and my traction control kicked on with the yellow light flashing and car refused to accelerate. Backed off and increased throttle a few times and it kept happening.. then stopped after I pulled over let it rest and drove again. Went up to highway speed to test with no issue.

I am pretty confident I fulled the oil level properly but there is a part wondering if I didn't and either having too much or too little might cause this.

Of course this might just be a fluke thing, but wondering if this sounds obvious???


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Old 06-30-2013, 11:40 AM   #2
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Hello, In short, I just drained and filled my diff a few days ago on level ground and am certain there are no leaks... to the point, I was accelerating today, not open throttle and my traction control kicked on with the yellow light flashing and car refused to accelerate. Backed off and increased throttle a few times and it kept happening.. then stopped after I pulled over let it rest and drove again. Went up to highway speed to test with no issue.

I am pretty confident I fulled the oil level properly but there is a part wondering if I didn't and either having too much or too little might cause this.

Of course this might just be a fluke thing, but wondering if this sounds obvious???


Thanks
Why do you think your diff oil has anything to do with DSC? DSC is controlled by wheel speed sensors fitted to hub assemblies, steering rack angle sensor, brake master cylinder sensor being the main contributors to DSC. The diff plays no part in it. You sure you didn't unintentionally dislodge or affect a rear wheel speed sensor while you were under the car? Get back under there and check rear wheel speed sensors and connections. Also strong possibility its pure coincidence as well. Happens a lot. Red herrings we call them here. So check all speed sensors and steering rack sensors.

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Old 06-30-2013, 12:49 PM   #3
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I don't know why.. thus the question?? lol Only thing that I could think of as one happened right before the other. I will double check though... thanks for the idea.
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