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Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician
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Experience:  Automotive Instructor at Palm Beach State College
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I was driving on the highway, I stepped on the gas and my

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I was driving on the highway, I stepped on the gas and my car turned off wasn't able to turn it on that day starts but if I let it idle it turns off again
JA: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?
Customer: somewhat and it struggles
JA: What is the model/year of your Lincoln?
Customer: 07 mkz
JA: Are you fixing your MKZ yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I changed the throttle and the mass air sensor also checked fuel pump pressure
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no check codes
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Lincoln
Expert:  Jaybird61 replied 7 months ago.

Hi, My name is***** you replace the parts before or after the problem started? What engine do you have?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I don't want a phone call
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I want my refund
Expert:  Jaybird61 replied 7 months ago.

You do not need a phone call. That is an auto response. We can just txt back and forth. Do you want to proceed?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Expert:  Jaybird61 replied 7 months ago.

I need for you to explain to me what prompted you to replace the throttle actuator and mass air flow sensor?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Before the incident, the car turned off a few times on me
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
It also turned off about 6 times when idling. I used the fuel injector cleaner and it stopped the problem until the 31st
Expert:  Jaybird61 replied 7 months ago.

Did you get computer failure codes for the parts? Did you go through the throttle relearn process? The throttle control will not work correct.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
there are no check engine lights on. I checked fuel pump pressure but it was good
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
How do you do that?
Expert:  Jaybird61 replied 7 months ago.

I am going to Opt out so another Expert can help you.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
ok, thank you
Expert:  Jaybird61 replied 7 months ago.

The throttle re calibration is done by disconnection battery and connecting the two cables together making sure to not touch the battery for 10 minutes. Then reconnect battery and turn on key to run position and do not start or touch the brake and wait 1 minute. Then go straight to start and let idle for 10 minutes.