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The check trac control warning and track contr. light stays on while driving, is this brake pads?

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It can be the pads. The wheel sensors count the revolutions of each wheel. On some rear drive differentials there is a sensor in the Differential that can go bad. But if the Brake pads are in pieces, the wheel sensors view can be blocked and the sensors lose count.

The Traction control will activate. Traction control can work in several ways. Some controls activate the rear brakes until both rear wheels are spinning the same RPM. This is destructive to the brake pads. Additional Traction control will cut the engine by choking it or interfering with the Ignition. When the rear wheels spin the same RPM, power is restored. This system is easier on the brakes.

The Emergency brakes are inside the rear Rotor if you have 4 wheel disc brakes. The sensors are in the Drum portion of the Rotors. A lot of Brake shops fail to check the E brakes because so much has to be disassembled. Your Mercury should have a Button on the dash to turn off the feature. Turn it off until you can have it checked.

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