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LeeMar163120
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Shaking at stops

Post by LeeMar163120 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:38 am

Yesterday we had a misfire fixed, and had all the regular routine maintenance done. Hoses, seals, injectors, spark plugs, cylinders done, all of that. Today after test driving it, and being very happy with the power we got back from it. At one of the stops we were at it felt as though it was jerking forward, we weren't moving and we didn't feel it in the steering wheel. Way back when we once owned a Pontiac sunfire with a bad 02 sensor and it felt like that but our car didn't stall. It wasn't a constant vibration, it just felt like random little pulls forward like someone was pulling and jerking us forward. The car doesn't always do this, I thought it was part of the misfire we had gotten fixed. It just did it at a random stop and it hasnt done it at any other. Would anyone have an idea of what this is? I thought maybe something with the vacuum hose, timing belt, or 02 sensor. One thing the mechanic did mention is that the brakes were needing to be done soon, I also thought maybe something within the brakes but we weren't moving at all.

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Re: Shaking at stops

Post by jas88 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:27 am

You need to clean your throttle body.
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Re: Shaking at stops

Post by LeeMar163120 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:01 pm

jas88 wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:27 am
You need to clean your throttle body.
How often does the throttle body needs cleaned and or replaced? We just bought this freestyle at a used dealership and so far we had to fix an engine misfire, and the water pump. All the routine maintenance needed to be done completely, I'm reading and seeing a lot of problems with the cars throttle body. Is this a problem or defect with the car? I'm just trying to figure it out and get as knowledgeable as possible about the car. We absolutely love it, it's just been a little pricey, but I blame the dealership for not doing routine maintenance on it.

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Re: Shaking at stops

Post by Deckard_Cain » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:13 am

LeeMar163120 wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:01 pm
jas88 wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:27 am
You need to clean your throttle body.
How often does the throttle body needs cleaned and or replaced? We just bought this freestyle at a used dealership and so far we had to fix an engine misfire, and the water pump. All the routine maintenance needed to be done completely, I'm reading and seeing a lot of problems with the cars throttle body. Is this a problem or defect with the car? I'm just trying to figure it out and get as knowledgeable as possible about the car. We absolutely love it, it's just been a little pricey, but I blame the dealership for not doing routine maintenance on it.
There were extended warranties and TSB's released for the throttle body on these engines... various models it was installed in. As far as how often? When needed is the simple answer. Usually I've seen owners need to do it every 50k and some every 100k. It depends. Some have had to replace the throttle body- unsure if there is a superceded, improved part number from Ford.

But it's kind of a known thing about them- not many issues at all with the 3.0 'tec engine, but the throttle body problem was one of them.

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Re: Shaking at stops

Post by Brooklyn_Freestyle » Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:17 pm

I'd say the TB issue is prevalent but not a huge issue. Cleaning them is fairly straight forward, there's youtube videos that walk you through it. Make sure you do the relearn procedure after you clean or replace it. Even buying a new one is fairly affordable and it makes a big difference in how the car drives.
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Re: Shaking at stops

Post by jas88 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:34 am

I recommend cleaning over buying a new one. The aftermarket ones are crap and the Ford ones are $$$. Just remove it, use a can of TB cleaner spray and an old toothbrush to remove all the crud. It will not hurt it to open the butterfly valve with your fingers to get it all clean. Disconnect the battery before you start and reconnect it when you are done. I've done a bunch of em, it's not hard. You do not need to replace the gasket (it's an o-ring).
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Re: Shaking at stops

Post by dwighte » Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:14 pm

Try cleaning it first. It is an easy job. It is way easier than changing spark plugs and comparable to changing the oil.
As I recall, the tools I used were a screwdriver, a 8mm socket, six inch extension, ratchet and a pair of pliers. I did use an old tooth brush and a can of TB cleaner. You may have to work harder to get in near the edges on the sides ( the more important area to clean ). Cleaning the faces will make you feel good but not make it run any better.
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