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Hello guys and gals long time since I’ve posted anything hope all is well!

Yesterday when I started my car to go to work and started to leave my driveway I noticed the ASR and BRAKE light were both on.

So I turned the car off and restarted it and the lights turned off like they normally do after start up. I hit the ASR button and the light turned on like normal just to make sure it was still working . Then I pulled the parking brake up and down and it worked normally turning the brake light off when the brake is down.

As soon as I let the clutch out and tried to drive the lights came back on.

And now it’s doing it consistently every time I drive the car. The lights seem to come on when I first let off the brake after starting the engine.

The asr is definitely disabled though and not just the light. I took her for a spin today and got sideways through 3rd gear ? lol

I’ve been scouring all the forums and have checked several things on the car including.

Cleaned ground connections under the hood. Replaced third tail light bulbs. One was burned out.
Disconnected battery for 5 minutes. Checked brake fluid it looks good.

Most people that have had the asr and brake light on have also had a abs inop light on and mine is staying off so not sure what that means.

The car seems to operating with no issues the brakes feel great.

Any help would be appreciated thanks!
 

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ASR threw me off. Until I looked in 95 service manual and found out chevy used term ASR in place of TCS. Have you downloaded the 95 service manual at My Files

It has a whole section devoted to ABS with traction control. The tests shown in manual call for a tech 1 scanner to do them. However, the free lt1 based scan program called "scan9495" will do ABS. Get program at My Files

Get the newest version in lt1 v8 folder.

You will need a 16 pin obd 1 cable to connect car's dlc with usb port of PC based computer. You can get it at www.obd2allinone.com/aldl.asp

Use manual & scan9495 to help find your trouble.
 

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Hello, its been forever since I've been on here, hope all is well and thanks for the info a year and a half ago coco!

So my car blew a head gasket about a month ago:cry:. I knew the car had a small head gasket leak for years and my mechanic had used a stop leak chemical to try and fix it. And it actually did the job for awhile ,although it was still leaking cuz my car always used a little bit of coolant and it always felt a little slow to me compared to the 96 z28 I had 20 years ago. So the car was definitely losing compression for the whole time I've owned it. Finally about a month ago the dreaded day came it started smoking white with a sweet smell and I knew I had to make a decision.

So I called around and found a local shop called Wicked performance here in Raleigh NC that specialize in GM performance cars. They build race cars and do everything in between. The owner told me he's worked on lots of Lt1's in the past and agreed to do the head gasket job for me. They sent the heads to a machine shop for milling and had the valves pressure tested and everything went good. I was worried they might find another problem, but it ended up being just a leaking head gasket. It wasn't cheap but with the shape my car is in it would be sad to have to part it out or sell it to someone for nothing because the engine needs fixed. The car is like driving a different car now its much quicker and even sounds better! It has about 113k on the odometer so hopefully the old girl still has a lot of life left in her.

I also had him scan the computer since I don't have the scanning equipment and he said most of the codes were for the driver side front ABS. He said the ABS module for the front might need replaced so that's something I might look into doing. He said sometimes you can send them off to be rebuilt, or maybe I could find a used one on Ebay. Also he said there's sensors on the front brakes that could need replaced. Currently in the process of finding and buying a house so once I have a garage that's the next project for my Z..
 
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