99 Cavalier ETS OFF light is on


chubbygoatboy
11-09-2005, 01:37 PM
Anybody have any ideas? I am trying to help out a financially challenged friend by keeping her car going. The light recently came on, and it feels to her that the transmission is shifting harder. The Emergency brake is not partially on, (she has never set it). It does not show up when I pull the OBD codes either. There apears to be no dipstick to check the auto tranny fluid. ANY IDEAS would be greatly appreciated!!

quake61
11-09-2005, 06:35 PM
Anybody have any ideas? I am trying to help out a financially challenged friend by keeping her car going. The light recently came on, and it feels to her that the transmission is shifting harder. The Emergency brake is not partially on, (she has never set it). It does not show up when I pull the OBD codes either. There apears to be no dipstick to check the auto tranny fluid. ANY IDEAS would be greatly appreciated!!


well lets start with getting info

is a cavy or sunfire? year and what kind of tranny and engine too

and also did u get any codes from the computer?

chubbygoatboy
11-10-2005, 01:12 PM
It is a cavalier. 1999. 4 spd. auto trans. 4 cyl. It has two codes, that are always there. Both of them emmision related. Evap something? Do not remember exactly , but both codes are like that. THANKS for any help!!

phoenixg127
11-18-2005, 08:34 PM
Last year, my wife was cut off on the highway in our 99 LS and ended up driving into a large snow drift.

The build up of snow behind the front facia caused the rad fan to work much harder to pull the air through, it eventually needed to be replaced.

We knew this because it kept blowing the fuse.

However, every time the fuse blew, the ETS OFF light would come on, but no OBD codes presented themselves.

After we replaced the motor, we never had the problem again.

Hope this helps.

Dave

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