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First of all and this might be a dumb one, when the dash light is solid on is the traction control on or off?

I have been driving with the light off, it started to flicker on around a corner at around 65, what exactly was happening?
 

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Now when it is on what does it actually do, limit rpm, restict pedal movement,???? I'm doing a road course car and it's an EAP but I've never used it.
 

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Now when it is on what does it actually do, limit rpm, restict pedal movement,???? I'm doing a road course car and it's an EAP but I've never used it.
i believe if it senses wheel spin it cuts fuel or spark I cant remember but its one of the two.
 

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From the owner's manual:
TRACTION CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)

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).


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.
2004 Focus
 
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