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ETS stands for Electronic Traction System, check your owners manual. It controls your car's slippage on ice and other surfaces. Something might have happened with your ETS as your service engine light is on. Jerking in gear could be a torque converter problem or bad cluthes in the tranny.

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The Jerking in gear is caused by the SAME problem as what is causing your "ETS off" light to come on. If any aspect of the ETS system fails the entire thing wont start up and will cause a chain of other things to "appear" wrong when you run the car. More often then not this is caused by a bad sensor that can easily and cheaply replaced.

Don't listen to these goofballs who are telling you you need new transmissions, clutch's, or throttle bodies. That will just be money down the drain.

HOWEVER, if you keep driving your car when the "ETS off" light comes on, you run the risk of causing actual damage to those areas and more, THEN you might need to replace those. But initially THEY are not part of the problem. Fix it early, fix it right, and you avoid more chain reaction problems down the road.

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