Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car will not shift when lights on on

asked by on

the check eng and wrench light on .and when comes on push on gas peddle no accretion I put a new throttle body and gas peddle on. Nothen helped

My car has 200000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi Ford Freestyle owner: What you're d...

Hi Ford Freestyle owner:

What you're describing sounds a lot like an electrical problem as opposed to being mechanical. When the wrench and check engine light both illuminate at the same time, something in the ECU is typically not happy and needs to be inspected by a diagnostic expert who knows how to read Ford's rather complex codes. When the move from manual, cable operated throttles to electronic throttle control occurred, the ability for most casual mechanics to fix this problem went away.

The fact that you press the throttle and don't get any acceleration shows me that there might be a problem with the Electronic Throttle Control, or "Throttle Actuator Control". Sometimes when you replace the throttle body, a code will need to be reset in the ECU in order for it to work correctly. The best thing you can do is contact a local certified mechanic who can show up, plug in the computer, inspect the vehicle and repair your issue as efficiently as possible.

Thanks for writing in to us. Hopefully this information will help you solve this problem sooner rather than later.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Problem with fuel gauge - 2000 Ford Escort

Hello. There are a few issues you are going to need to look into, and go through until you find the real issue. You can start by scanning the vehicle for diagnostic troubleshooting codes. This may or may not give...

Q: Rear end grinds when I first take off but then is perfectly fine.

Hello there, thank you for asking about your 2006 Chrysler 300. This could be a variety of things that will require some inspection to determine. This could be what is known as a center support bearing which is a bearing...

Q: Air conditioning clutch is not engaging unless I bypass the relay.

It does sound like an issue with the pressure switch. When the switch fails, the compressor will not come on. Bypassing it turns on the compressor, which changes the pressure and allows the system to work. I would also check...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...