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07 Ford Traction Control

What does this option really do? ALso, is the 2-wheel drive front or rear wheel drive? The Explorer Limited Edition 2-Wheel drive is care referring to. THANK YOU

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2 wheel drive refers to the rear wheels.
The traction control feature applies the brakes to the wheels that are spinning due to lack of traction so that they can slow down and get a grip or traction, if its in 2 wheel drive the system will pulse the brakes and you will hear and feel the system engage usually a buzzing vibration and an indicator light will come on the dash to tell you its engaged

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not work, do tell what makes you think it dont work (a lamp) or tires slipping or dead tires. (by tires mean that and traction)??????????

what mode fails, of the many, and where.???????



first off, we dont know what your tires are touching.

on road, or off road. pavement or ICE or snow.

that matters big time . (you read manual and match MODE to Road)

your lost operators guide explains all that, right?

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here are the mode. which one , gives you problems.



quote ford with comments.



What are the modes, and how do they differ?

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