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Traction engagedtraction control system engages at 45 mph

Can't accellerate when traction engages

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Check for codes & diagnose them

You have system failure-- I would guess

Same as any vehicle problem

Need to stop using vehicles that do not work properly

Get then to a shop & check for codes & work on finding
a problem

Approach any & all vehicle issues the same, unless your
drive a car from the 1950 thru 70's

Posted on May 10, 2014

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I have a 2002 Lincoln Ls 3.9L V-8 the traction control doesn't dis-engage could this be the switch or a bigger problem?


Hogwash!! The traction control is incorporated with the ABS system and operates using the same sensors. It becomes active when one or more wheel speed sensors determine a slip in traction. If the vehicle is equipped with a traction button for turning off the system and it doesn't turn off, the button may be defective or possibly the control module.A scan test may be required on this module to determine the fault within the system. Your engine will not succumb to any damage. This mechanic needs some more training

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TRACTION CONTROL: An enhancement of an existing ABS system that prevents wheel spin while accelerating on wet or slick surfaces. It uses the same wheel speed sensors to monitor wheel speed during acceleration, but requires some additional control solenoids and a pump to apply braking pressure to control wheel spin. The traction control system brakes the drive wheel that's starting to spin to shift torque to the opposite drive wheel that still has traction. Most traction control systems only operate at speeds up to about 30 mph. Additional control strategies that some traction control systems use to limit wheel spin include reducing the throttle opening, upshifting the transmission, retarding spark timing and deactivating fuel injectors.

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Transmission Traction "Off" light stays lit with Traction button


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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.
1996 contour
Traction Control Switch The traction control switch is located on the instrument panel, left of the steering column.

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