Why do I keep getting a traction control and a drivetrain alarm while driving?

  • 2006 FORD FUSION
  • 98,000 MILES
Sometimes when I slow down and stop at a red light or stop sign these to alarms apear. The car goes into a throttle sensor lock that will not allow me to give accelerate. If I try to read the codes the thottle sensor alarm will only come up. If I turn the car off and then back on again the two alarms will dissapear and it will act normal. It seems to happen spurradicly. It will do it 3 times in 1 day and then not happen for a month. The car also idles up and down weird when this happens. Thanks guys
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 AT 5:51 PM

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You should get the trouble codes pulled. Any Advance Auto or Auto Zone will dio this for freee. The Throttle Position Snesor, TPS, could be bad and needs replacement. If it does nto seem to re-set codes, they sometimes must be reset with a reader. So, tey thatand see if any codes come up after code clear.
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Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 AT 3:32 AM

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