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Old 2nd March 2007
Janiap Janiap is offline
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Hey All
I own a 9K '96 CS Aero Auto. From what I gather it should have TCS as firtly introduced in 1995. Does it? And if it does should the TCS stop the car from wheel spinning on take off or is it just a keep the wheels grounded when cornering? Can anyone expand on this??
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It's to prevent wheelspin during acceleration. My understanding on these cars is that they modulate the ABS system on the side that's spinning and in the case of both wheels spinning will also cut engine power accordingly.

Someone else may give you a more technical write up. I don't have it so it's not something I get concerned about.

David.
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I have a 96 model year manual Aero and that doesn't have TCS - I thought it was taken off the later models (not sure which year though)?
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Hey guys
For those of you that own a '96 Aero Auto who know they have TCS - is there a switch on the Dash to turn it on/off? Or how can you tell???
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if you have the switch its next to the cabin temp sensor under the heated seat switch. i guess either way if you don't have that switch when you turn on the ignition you should see the orange TCS light come on for a second or so. i can't remember when they did away with it but search the posts - this has definitely been on here before.
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Posted by Janiap: For those of you that own a '96 Aero Auto who know they have TCS
I thought that TCS on automatic 9000 models was discontinued in 1993.
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Old 4th March 2007
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Totally right Robin - its only on V6 and manual Aeros - thanks for all your help BTW

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I have a manual 1995 9k aero and it has tcs and it has the off button, which was an option for many of them, kind of expensive, but it does work, I turn the tcs off and I can spin the tires easily. One of the big issues with tcs is if the throttle body goes bad, bad tcs, the only option after attempting to calibrate it, is to buy a brand-new one. Around 800.00 bucks... That is the biggest down-side that I see with the ill fated tcs on 9000's. They did discontinue after 1995 I believe and by 1997, they were all but gone...

I have to say my feelings on tcs have changed some and I think it might help save my 9k tranny! It has been shown on a track with a 9k with tcs, the car turned faster lap times with tcs engaged than it did with it disengaged, and although the car felt faster without tcs with the wheel spin and all that, the actual times were slower

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