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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-22-2009, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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motor cuts out when tires spin

Ok, Im' sure this aggravates a lot of people. on snow, ice or water when the tires spin , even just the smallest amount, it cuts the motor out!! When I pull out to turn and my tire spins just barley!! and the motor seems to like shut down for like 5 seconds and I notice in my mirror that a car is almost locking the breaks behind me because I'm sitting in the road like a dumb shit. Is there anyway to disable this ???
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i have no idea. never heard of that problem.
id start with a obd II re flash.
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I know this is a way old thread but I have the same problem-I think its a cheap retarded traction control that you cant turn on or off-you have an auto-I start off on snow or ice and it kills the engine when over a certain rpm or so much wheel spin-Its lame-Its so you dont dig your self a hole in the snow-I guess its also suppose to be for safety-There is so much stuff I didnt know about this car and I find out everyday- lame-o. The thing about it is that its a base model also-

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yep its traction control. you can very easily shut off your traction control by making your on switch.

What you want to do is wire a switch to the Ebrake wire. Because when the ebrake is on your traction control shuts off. So you wire a switch to that wire, nad leave it on, the car then thinks the ebrake is on and will take traction control off.

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Or just put in a lower gear..

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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-23-2009, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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I tried that, it has to be in 1st, traction control is still on in 2nd gear and 1st is too slow for anything.
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huh? 1st gear is too fast what are u talking about? I had no traction in the snow in 1st... and also some times I accidentally spin the tires and it's only in first. Second wouldn't do that unless u prob rev real high and dump the clutch... But my traction control doesn't turn the engine off? It just reduces power to the wheels.

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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-11-2009, 08:23 PM
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its something all auto cobalts do. I had to go rent one to see if mine was just doing it or iff all of them do it. With an auto cobalt if your wheels spin and you are in any gear and it jumps to 6000 rpm engine power is reduced rather than the transmission upshifting to prevent damage. this happens in l or i or d and in any gear and even on modles with no trac control or with trac control off.
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my auto just says low traction and dosent cutoff the motor but does reduce power and thtas in I or D. L you can spin em as much as u want to no prob.
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