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Ford 2005 freestyle traction control light on, no issue with exhilaration code on diagnostic was p1889. car is operating in 2wd not AWD. was told code is for oil pressure sensor but traction control is not working

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  • This code is for tractiion control. Possible causes include:
  • (could be other actuator, sensors, traction control)
  • Failed Active On-Demand Coupling Oil Pump
  • Failed Differential Electronic Module (DEM)
  • Low Differential Fluid
  • Posted on Nov 09, 2013


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    SOURCE: How do I reset oil life % change oil message on my

    The procedure is as follows:

    • Turn ignition to the "ON" position.
    • Press "SETUP" button.
    • Press "RESET" button. Press and hold "RESET" button until "IF NEW OIL HOLD RESET" is displayed.
    • Press and hold "RESET" button until "OIL LIFE RESET TO 100%" is displayed.
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    SOURCE: ford focus has the ABS brake light on and traction control light

    chek the brake fliud level. if low light will set light and abs wont work.

    Posted on Apr 25, 2010

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    Those check light have been govt mandated and on vehicles for 30 years

    You surely have heard of the diagnostic connector under the dash on the
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