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P0488 code. P0488 throttle position control senser its been…

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P0488 throttle position control...

P0488 throttle position control senser its been reset multiple times and egr valve has been replaced

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Ford?

2005 excursion 6.0L

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Excursion yourself? What have you tried so far?

Truck mostly runs good but under load it will hesitate and flutter pouring out grey smoke till u let off throttle yes trying to fix myself as most mechs here do not like the 6.0l

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

There is no noticeable causes to make it act up(speed,temp,rpm,ect)

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Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 20 days ago
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Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 20 days ago

Have the PCM reprogrammed

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Customer reply replied 20 days ago
ok
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 20 days ago

let me know if that takes care of the issue and Please note that customer satisfaction and getting your issue taken care of is my number one goal and rating this chat session 3 or more stars will be greatly appreciated and will allow any follow-up questions you may have. we can chat back and forth many times until your issue is taken care of.
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Customer reply replied 20 days ago
do you have any other ideas in the meantime as it will prob be a week before I can get it in
and I was hoping you could have more info than just send it into the dealer
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 20 days ago

sure, standby

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Customer reply replied 20 days ago
Just read up on a recall for EBP sensor and connector
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 20 days ago

If there is no change in manifold air pressure, when the PCM opens the EGR valve, disconnect the vacuum line from the EGR. Then connect the handheld vacuum pump directly to the EGR. Next, start your vehicle’s engine and run at idle. Slowly apply the vacuum to the EGR valve by pumping the hand held pump. If the EGR opens and the engine does not stall, then you know that the EGR passages are clogged and need to be cleared. you replaced the valve already but did you clean out the passages that it mounts to?

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Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 20 days ago

this has nothing to do with your fault code

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Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 20 days ago

there are fault codes and TSB's for those fault codes for a reason. if the EBT is not faulting then its not the problem

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Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 20 days ago

I'm recommending a reprogramming of the PCM. I'm not just "sending" you to a dealer

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Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 20 days ago

Ill let someone else chime in on this. Good luck

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Customer reply replied 20 days ago
Ok thanks
Customer reply replied 20 days ago
2004/05 emissions and EBP sensor recall 05E15
All the symptoms match what is happening with my truck
Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 18 days ago
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Customer reply replied 18 days ago
Have it booked in for tues
In the meantime I disconnected the egr connector and in acts up less
The ford service guy was hesitant on the update fixing the issues
Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 18 days ago

Y​es you are correct, I seriously doubt the PCM reflash will fix this concern, since that TSB came out in 05', I can only suspect you already have the latest calibration in your PCM already. I would believe you have a either a wire problem to the EGR throttle plate, or a bad throttle plate itself. Here is the location. Click here

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