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Old 03-06-2010, 02:18 AM   #1
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Traction Control??

I Have a 2005 st and was just wondering if if anyone knows a way around the traction control? Wanna spin the tires!!it kicks on any time the wheels spin and boggs the car down


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Old 03-06-2010, 03:38 AM   #2
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Posted via FF Mobile Turn it off maybe? Lol theres alittle button on the center console that looks like a slipping wheel.
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tried that even asked a ford dealer about it and it kicks on whenever it senses slipp even when not turned on.Wondering if theres a fuse or something?
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i think a lot of car is like that...
the skoda that i drive happens too...
when there is wheel slip... it kicks in by it self...
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tried that even asked a ford dealer about it and it kicks on whenever it senses slipp even when not turned on.Wondering if theres a fuse or something?
I have traction control on my 05 ST and that isn't a fact at all.
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Hope this helps.

From the owner's manual of a 2005 Focus :

During Traction Control operation,
the traction control active light will
illuminate, you may hear an electric
motor type of sound coming from
the engine compartment and the
engine will not “rev-up” when you push further on the accelerator. This
is normal system behavior and should be no reason for concern.
At speeds below 85 km/h (53 mph), both the engine and the brake
system will be used to control wheel spin; at speeds above 85 km/h (53
mph), only engine torque reduction is used. When the Traction Control
system is switched off, the braking system will still be used to control
wheel spin at speeds below 40 km/h (25 mph).

The Traction Control switch is
located on the center console, by
the gearshift lever. The Traction
Control system will automatically
turn on every time the ignition is
turned off and on.
If you should become stuck in snow
or ice or on a very slippery road surface, try switching the Traction
Control system off by pressing the switch. This may allow excess wheel
spin to “dig” the vehicle out and enable a successful “rocking” maneuver.
If you want to turn off the Traction Control system be aware that, for
safety reasons, the switch must be pressed and held for at least one
second before the system is turned off. To re-engage the Traction
Control system, the button must again be held for at least one second.
If a system fault is detected, the traction control active light will
illuminate, the Traction Control button will not turn the system on or
off and your vehicle should be serviced.
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Thanks all. i will try and press the button to turn it off. Like i said though even when it is off and i want a quick launch, as soon as the tires start to break free it kicks on and bogs down. I dont drive the car in snow and hardly in rain so i dont really need the system and i just really wanna see what kinda wheel spin is possible.
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i believe if you pull the fuse abs wont work either. i have a svt swapped zx3 and it has the plug in for traction control but i run stock svt rotors with stock zx3 brakes. i dont have traction control and this is the only way i know to not have it. i wouldnt attempt it though
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I own an '05 ST as well. It IS able to be defeated by the console button, but (like the manual states) it automatically defaults "on" every time you start the car. I can defeat it with the console button, which causes the dash light to go on. When I disengage the traction control, I can spin 'em without the engine cut-out that you are experiencing.

Anyway, that's how it's supposed to work...
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Old 03-06-2010, 05:38 PM   #10
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cool thanks i will just have to remember to turn it off everytime i drive. i cant really test right at the moment because theres still snow out there. Thanks again was kinda a stupid ?
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