Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Starts but wont move or rev up after replacing battery 2005 Ford Explorer

asked by on

Starts but won't move or rev up after replacing battery. Was fine before that. We tried disconnecting battery to reboot computer but did not work.

My car has 150000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there - your symptoms suggest a problem with the throttle position sensor. Check for problem codes - whether the Check Engine light is on or not - I would expect some indication of a problem here. Changing the battery can cause loss of settings with modern cars, but this seems extreme. I recommend a loss of performance inspection by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

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!
  • Home
  • Questions
  • Starts but wont move or rev up after replacing battery 2005 Ford Explorer

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: My car runs poorly when the idle sensor is connected, without it the car runs fine

The throttle position sensor is designed to monitor the position of the throttle butterfly valve in relation to the throttle pedal position. If the engine runs rough when it is plugged in and runs fine when it is unplugged, then...

Q: Sunroof switch and motor fine but now I have a nightmare going on!

Hi there. One of the major drawbacks to over riding an electrically controlled system is that more often than not, additional electrical faults are created. Since there has been a lot of adjustment and work on your part to attempt...

Q: Alarm

Hello. I think you have a faulty alarm system. You may want to try to disconnect the alarm system and reconnect it to see if you are getting the same problem. I believe your lights and alarm system problems are...

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...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
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...