Help with code 23/fuel cutoff please

Hi Folks....my names Mike and I'm having a little problem with a "fuel cutoff" signal on a 95 Mercury Tracer. The engine stopped running and the
"fuel cutoff" light came on as I came off the freeway and I haven't been able to re-start the car since then.
I did replace the fuel cutoff switch, it's never the easy stuff, that didn't fix it. I get a code 23 when I check the cars computer. "TP sensor out of range during self test"
Is there anyway I can bypass the fuel cutoff to get the car running again?? Does anyone have any ideas of what could have gone wrong?? or what it is I have to replace?? I was on the freeway doing between 60 and 65 for about 56 miles without a problem, I had been trying to get the cruise control to work....it's never worked since I've had the car. The car ran fine till I almost stopped and it bucked before it quit running.
Thanks for any help on this. Mike
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1. Can you hear the fuel pump running when you turn ign on?
2. Disconnect the CC servo wiring harness.. had a prob in my 95 Taurus where the servo made the PCM cut out.
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Thanks for the reply Pettyfog, I checked the fuel pump by listening at the gas tank inlet, it is working. Disconnected all the wires at the cruise control and it made no difference. As soon as I turn the key to start the engine....the fuel cutoff light comes on and all the thing does is crank over....

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Mikal opined in

NOw you have to see if you have spark...
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Got plenty of spark, if I let the car sit for a while then turn the key on and off a number of times to work the fuel pump....it trys to start....the fuel cutoff light comes on and it's back to cranking only....

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