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EricFromCT, Ford Technician
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Experience:  20 years dealership exp., ASE A1-A9 L1 L2, Ford Lincoln Mercury Senior Master, Diesel Certified
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2005 Ford freestyle with check engine and wrench light. Throttle

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2005 Ford freestyle with check engine and wrench light. Throttle body and tps were cleaned or replaced and same issue with failsafe mode on dash.
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Customer: No acceleration and bad idle
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Customer: Car has 99,000 miles
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 1 year ago.
Hi. First, was the throttle body cleaned or replaced? It makes a difference in diagnosis. Also What are the codes in the computer that are now stored?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Throttle body was replaced. Codes are with tps and throttle open position.
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 1 year ago.
What is common on the freestyle is chaffing of a harness that usually sets TPS codes. On the passenger side of the vehicle under the hood, the wiring harness runs around the back of the engine compartment. The harness comes really close to the ac line. On many occasions I have found this harness chaffed though on the ac line. Grab the harness and flip it around and take a good look at it. If chaffed you would see the wires in the harness and maybe even some copper wire sticking through if you look close. Can you check that and then let me know?
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 1 year ago.
Have you checked that harness where I mentioned? Done anything else?
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 1 year ago.
Let me know. If you are all set then rate me positively. Thank you.
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 1 year ago.
I see you viewed my response on 4/28/2016 at 8:53:05 PM 1 day(s) ago. Any reason you have not rated my service or responded to my post?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Probably because still troubleshooting and still not running. Nothing wrong with the wiring harness.
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 1 year ago.
What are the exact code numbers that are coming up?