Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Ford st 3 2007

asked by on

Hi I have a ford st 3 2007 and the esp light is on and won't let me go over 10 mph it's only started after I had the 2 front tires changed now the esp light is staying on and won't drive just wondering what it might be its was coming on befor but was going off and it was fine

A: Be sure the tires are of the recommended si...

Be sure the tires are of the recommended size for the vehicle. If the wrong size tires were fitted, it can make the ESP system think two wheels are spinning faster than the other two and reduce power, apply brakes, etc.

Also check that a wheel speed sensor was not knocked loose or damaged when the tires were replaced. If both are fine, then the system needs to be checked for fault codes.

I suggest having this car looked at by a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, who will be able to diagnose your loss of power and help you fix it accordingly. Best of luck.

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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Would a failing oxygen sensor cause lack of power and shifting problems?

As you may know, the oxygen sensors, which are part of your emission's system, read exhaust gases to determine whether or not the appropriate amount of oxygen is present in the exhaust. Based upon this reading, this information is relayed...

Q: Ticking noise from tire

Hello! That is usually an indicator of a faulty wheel bearing. The wheel bearings on Trail Blazers will go bad usually in about 25,000 mile intervals. The wheel bearings are bolt on bearings, a rather good design, but they tend...

Q: Camshaft position sensor exhaust Port location

Hello. In order to answer your question I would need to know what engine your vehicle has. For most vehicles the exhaust camshaft sensor will go on the cylinder head, on the exhaust camshaft side. That is the side...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...