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Check transaxle light flashes. traction control turns on auto and cannot be turned off. Locks tranny in a safety mode until A braking from 40+mph, B accelerating to 15+mph? (unknown because speedometer drops to zero) C turn off ignition for ten minutes and wait. Then car is fine for 25 drive cycles. This seems to be temp and humidity related. It is no fun though when you are idling and it happens, even in park.

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SOURCE: Traction Assist along with Anti-Lock

YOU DIDNT FLUSH !! cant stress enough on these old tbirds to flush out the old brake fluid. just bleed them down several times or take it and have it done. will save you big bucks. sounds like a solonoid stuck, but you should retrieve codes from the antilock system. your dealer will charge about 80 dollars, or you can use an old ford code reader under the hood. the test port is marked antilock, remove the cover and you will see the triangle shape of the old ford code readers. it will flash codes, count the flashes and look in the book for the code. and dont forget to flush. sometimes you have to flush several times until things clear up. just like.... well you know.
























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SOURCE: 1999 Windstar ABS/Traction/OD off light and speedometer

Its a faulty sensor switch on your brakes master cylinder. It leaks brake fluid into the wires that are plugged into it and causes a short in the circuit, resulting in a blown fuse that controls the AC, odometer, speedometer, cruise control, and ABS light to come on. This problem can also cause a fire. The fire can occur even when the vehicle is off. To fix this problem go to this URL - http://www.fordwindstarrecall.info/

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Not shifting after 40 mph, could it be something other than tranny issues??


Sounds to me like the car is in limp mode. This happens when the cars computers see something very wrong, and locks the transmission into second gear. This would explain the boggy feeling at take off and the limited speed. You should definitely get your check engine light checked out to see what code is there. Only then can you pursue the problem further.

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You either have a problem with your engine control system, the traction control system, or you are not in the correct gear. See the explaination below. This is from the 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner's Manual.

TRAC-OFF LIGHT

... If you turn the system off by moving the shift lever

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move the shift lever back to a position other than

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TRACTION CONTROL.


that is what it is desgined to do - reduce acceleration and apply the brakes intermittently when the wheels spin. You have a switch you cn push to disable it. You need to disable each time you start car. See owner manual.

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:
  • Hydraulic control unit.
  • Throttle control actuator (9N825).
  • Traction control switch.
  • Traction control warning indicator.
  • 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).
  • At vehicle speeds above 50 km/h (30 mph), only throttle limiting control is used.
  • 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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