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  1. I have not seen this posted and it is a bit unusual: My brake lights work as expected with the vehicle off - they come on when the brake pedal is pressed and turn off when the pedal is released. So far so good. If the ignition is turned on but the engine is not started the brakes and signal lights work correctly. Here is the problem: About one second after the engine is started the brake lights (except for the center light) turn on and stay on. However turning on the signal lights will cause the lights to flash correctly. It is like the car thinks the brake pedal has been depressed but it hasn't I have checked the two switches behind the brake pedal and they seem OK.They are open circuit that closes when the pedal is depressed. I pulled the connectors off and still the same issue. After I played with the switches and various wiring checks for a day I took it to my mechanic. He traced wiring and replaced the smart JB and body control computer with no change. After three days of work he is admitting defeat and handing the vehicle back to me. I am looking for ideas. Could this be the cruise control brake pressure switch? Should I be looking for a voltage issue in the vehicle? BTW the cruise control doesn't work either but this is to be expected if the car thinks the brakes are on. I will be picking up the car tomorrow to really dig into the problem. Any help would be appreciated.
  2. Hi All, I have a 2008 Ford Escape FWD that just reached 200km. Two days ago, the "wrench" light came up on the dash, and I am noticing acceleration issues... From a dead stop, ill press the accelerator and the engine will rev up to 2000-3000rpm, but the car is slow to accelerate. Then when I let go of the accelerator, the car will switch to the next gear, and everything will be fine. This happens everytime the car goes from dead stop to the first gear. I searched my VIN and there were no recalls for my model/year, but was seeing a lot of similar issues for 2009 and higher years with something called "Throttle Body" but I have an 2008 model. I hope its not an expensive issue. please help!!!! thx in advance.