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by suziandmikec
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Many trouble codes.....
Replies: 42
Views: 413

Re: Many trouble codes.....

I do think the throttle body was bad because the old one made a lot of nasty noises and the new one is almost silent. It's also just running better, I've got some steep hills near my house and just always thought the car was pretty gutless but with the new throttle body it pulls the hills easier.
by suziandmikec
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Many trouble codes.....
Replies: 42
Views: 413

Re: Many trouble codes.....

Got the alternator changed and it cost me $340 which seems kind of excessive..... but I've been driving it for a couple days and it seems to be running better than it has in a while. I think the alternator was one problem and the throttle body was another and they played off each other. The throttle...
by suziandmikec
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Many trouble codes.....
Replies: 42
Views: 413

Re: Many trouble codes.....

Here's a webpage I just found, is this legit or is it typical internet mumbo jumbo? http://ricksfreeautorepairadvice.com/ford-throttle-body-relearn-procedure/ Drove it home from the shop and it ran like a top. I did this procedure first and on my test drive about and when I kicked the AC on (in the...
by suziandmikec
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Many trouble codes.....
Replies: 42
Views: 413

Re: Many trouble codes.....

And this, I'll check my owners manual tonight and maybe try some of the other stuff above. Something has to work...

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by suziandmikec
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Many trouble codes.....
Replies: 42
Views: 413

Re: Many trouble codes.....

This one is slightly different. Its even colder now so I don't know that the AC will even kick on.

https://www.morepowertuning.com/how-to-idle-relearn
by suziandmikec
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Many trouble codes.....
Replies: 42
Views: 413

Re: Many trouble codes.....

Here's a webpage I just found, is this legit or is it typical internet mumbo jumbo?

http://ricksfreeautorepairadvice.com/fo ... procedure/
by suziandmikec
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Many trouble codes.....
Replies: 42
Views: 413

Re: Many trouble codes.....

So, just got a call back from the shop. They told me there is some sensor associated to the gas pedal which that has to be "synced" to the new throttle body and only a dealer can do this. Is there a poor mans way of doing this?
by suziandmikec
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Many trouble codes.....
Replies: 42
Views: 413

Re: Many trouble codes.....

Friends gonna help me tow it to a shop and the shop will check it out Monday morning. Whatever they find I'll report here for reference in case anyone else ever has similar problems.
by suziandmikec
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Many trouble codes.....
Replies: 42
Views: 413

Re: Many trouble codes.....

Life just got complicated..... The guy whose van I've been borrowing just totaled the van. So I'm thinking I might take my car to a shop now unless a battery or something cheap will fix it.
by suziandmikec
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Many trouble codes.....
Replies: 42
Views: 413

Re: Many trouble codes.....

I have no idea, the date thing isn't punched out on it. Its whatever the ford battery is but I highly doubt its 13 or 14 years old. Previous owners were pretty old so they might have been using a dealer for all their services.
by suziandmikec
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Many trouble codes.....
Replies: 42
Views: 413

Re: Many trouble codes.....

Now I'm waffling, maybe I'll do the alternator. Which do any of you think is the more likely culprit?
by suziandmikec
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Many trouble codes.....
Replies: 42
Views: 413

Re: Many trouble codes.....

I think today I'm going to get a battery for it. First reason is its cheaper than an alternator, second and equally important is because I was looking up the alternator replacement procedure for this car and its not nearly as easy as any other vehicle I've done before.
by suziandmikec
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Many trouble codes.....
Replies: 42
Views: 413

Re: Many trouble codes.....

I'm a little perplexed because I drove it last night and it ran great, came out this morning to warm it up and it started right away. The drive from our house to the gas station is less than 2 miles, I drove it probably 5-6 miles last night.
by suziandmikec
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Many trouble codes.....
Replies: 42
Views: 413

Re: Many trouble codes.....

No one ever said 10 sec on then 10 sec off, whatever. Friend, you need to first, get the "dead battery", car wont start, situation solved first. You have to. These latest codes mean nothing if the battery is junk. I know that in good faith you had the battery checked and was told it was good. It mi...
by suziandmikec
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Many trouble codes.....
Replies: 42
Views: 413

Re: Many trouble codes.....

At this point I'm leaning towards limping the car to a local shop a few miles from my house (live rural) and having them fix it but then I'll have to ask my parents for rent help which is humiliating. I'm 32 years old and shouldn't have to depend on them like that.