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Guest Message by DevFuse

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Problem with 3.0 Duratec

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#1 OFFLINE   todd-3447


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Posted 16 September 2012 - 01:36 PM

Having serious problem with 2009 Escape V-6 3.0 Duratec. 60K miles. Wondering if anyone can figure this out. My wife has a 2009 [color=#ee1c24 !important][font=inherit !important][color=#ee1c24 !important][font=inherit !important]Ford [/font][color=#ee1c24 !important][font=inherit !important]Escape[/font][/color][/font][/color][/color] XLT 4wd with the 3.0L DOHC [color="#ee1c24"][color=#ee1c24 !important][font=inherit !important][color=#ee1c24 !important][font=inherit !important]motor[/font][/color][/font][/color][/color] (non hybrid). It has approx 60k miles on it. Here's the issue. We were driving on the interstate and all of a sudden she loses all [color="#ee1c24"][color=#ee1c24 !important][font=inherit !important][color=#ee1c24 !important][font=inherit !important]throttle[/font][/color][/font][/color][/color] function. The orange wrench light (thottle / [color="#ee1c24"][color=#ee1c24 !important][font=inherit !important][color=#ee1c24 !important][font=inherit !important]powertrain[/font][/color][/font][/color][/color] malfunction light) comes on and [color="#ee1c24"][color=#ee1c24 !important][font=inherit !important][color=#ee1c24 !important][font=inherit !important]the [/font][/color][color=#ee1c24 !important][font=inherit !important]engine[/font][/color][/font][/color][/color] runs HORRIBLY (apparently that is "limp mode"). We turn the car off, she restarts it and it's fine. Go about 2 weeks and it does it again. Now it's happened about 4 times. Runs GREAT in between these incidents. It leaves NO code and NO CEL. Took it to [color="#ee1c24"][color=#ee1c24 !important][font=inherit !important][color=#ee1c24 !important][font=inherit !important]Ford[/font][/color][/font][/color][/color] and they could not recreate it. They said they have no idea without having a code to retrieve or without it doing it with them. So... no luck there.

So I know Ford uses the Electronic Throttle Control now. I researched it and found ALOT of people with these are having trouble with throttle [color="#ee1c24"][color=#ee1c24 !important][font=inherit !important][color=#EE1C24 ! important][font=inherit ! important]position [/font][/color][color=#EE1C24 ! important][font=inherit ! important]sensors[/font][/color][/font][/color][/color] going out and [color="#ee1c24"][color=#ee1c24 !important][font=inherit !important][color=#ee1c24 !important][font=inherit !important]throttle [/font][/color][color=#ee1c24 !important][font=inherit !important]bodies[/font][/color][/font][/color][/color] needing replaced.

Anyone have ANY ideas???

#2 OFFLINE   Cativo


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Posted 03 October 2012 - 06:31 PM

My daughters 2010 just started doing this. Did you get a resolution to this issue? This sucks...

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