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Q: P0701 and limp mode - 2006 Ford Freestyle

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Wrench light came on, went into limp mode wouldn't accelerate. Read codes and only p0701 listed. 2nd time this has happened. Cleaned the throttle body the first time about a month ago. Both times it happened after a heavy rain, yet not during the storm. No problems with acceleration or shifting other than when the wrench light comes on. It is a CVT transmission. Causes for this???

My car has 132000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hello - the P0701 is a generic problem code...

Hello - the P0701 is a generic problem code which is set by the transmission, but there should be other codes, because there are other possibilities that will trigger this code. A throttle position sensor, whether dirty or malfunctioning, can also cause this fault in the transmission controller. I would recommend having the car diagnosed for the lack of acceleration by a mobile, professional mechanic. 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

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