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2005 Ford Focus - Traction light stays and car beings to hesitate

Recently my traction light has came on, and stayed on. It wasn't because of slippery surfaces, maybe just rain. Before the light comes on the rpms begin to bounce up and down, from 1500-2000 back down to 1000. It feels like the vehicle isn't getting fuel. Then the traction light will appear and the car begins to run alot better, but from time to time, the rpms will dip. It has happened to me three times in the past month, but it goes away after I shut the car off, and it happens again in a week. I`ve notice that it happens when the car is wet. I was washed my vehicle, and it happened asoon as I drove out of the carwash, and tonight, during a rain storm. Can anybody give me an answer? could it be a wheel sensor?

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Sounds like to me that moisture is getting in a wheel speed sensor , I woudl check to see if any of the insulation on the wires is rubbed off

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