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What can you do if the ETS light is on and the transmission jerks?

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Answered 2007-05-05 22:06:50

What you describe sounds like a problem with the electronic part of trans such as solnoid in trans or wiring in, or outside the trans. a small amount of slipage will also put that light on in some vehicles.

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