Q: VDC and slip light on, followed manual instructions, and it now has limited acceleration. What to do?

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My VDC and slip light come on for awhile and then go off for awhile and then come back on again. when they are on it is hard to accelerate and uses gas like crazy. When it is off, the vehicle runs fine. I have followed the manual regarding the VDC and it does not work.

My car has 260452 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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