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2003 Ford Windstar Traction Control engaging while driving

The traction control has engaged today when I was not hitting the brakes at all. I did have my foot on accelerator to maintain my speed. Any ideas?

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  • sarah886 Jan 08, 2009

    It happened a couple of times about 4 months ago. I may have to check and see where I am on the warranty and take it in. Thanks!

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If it happens alot I would replace your traction control mechanism. Otherwise it may have just been one of those fluke car things

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06-10: Traction Control 1996 Contour, Mystique Workshop Manual
DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION Traction Control System The optional traction control system is designed to control wheel spin when accelerating on slippery or loose surfaces. Traction control system is available only with anti-lock brakes. The traction control system includes the following components:
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  • Throttle control actuator (9N825).
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  • Front brake anti-lock sensor (2C204).
  • Rear brake anti-lock sensor (2C190).
The traction control system operates as follows:
  • System functions by transferring torque from the spinning wheel to the wheel with the most traction.
  • This is achieved by applying the brake at the spinning wheel through the hydraulic control unit or reducing the throttle opening.
  • Traction control braking and throttle control occur at vehicle speeds up to 50 km/h (30 mph).
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  • If speed control is operating when traction control system engages the traction control system will disengage speed control through the use of a speed control relay. This action is the same as applying the brake pedal with speed control engaged.
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Traction Control Switch The traction control switch is located on the instrument panel, left of the steering column.

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