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2005 ford 500 goes into limp mode , turn off restart run normal for a short while

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Analog gauges drop to ''0'' shortly after start-up & return to norm

There was a write up in The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, Ohio back November 2007, which was a month after I purchased my '05 500. You will have to take it back to the Ford dealership (if purchased from Ford) and have them replace for the cluster panel. Since I had just purchased this piece of junk a few weeks earlier, I argued that I should not have to pay for this, and they finally agreed. I have had nothing but headaches from this car since I bought it. Right now, a year after I've had it, the starter has gone out on it, and, of course, my warranty just ran out. I would not recommend that anyone buy a Ford -- EVER!!!

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Rear brakes on 2005 ford 500

On my Chevy, I use a prybar between the rotor and the caliper to retract it a little, once it's off, I use a 6-in. C-clamp to fully retract it.
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Posted on Apr 26, 2009

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SOURCE: limp home mode

You need to scan for engine trouble codes. Most parts stores will do this for free, and tell you what they mean and make recommendations on what to do. The 'limp mode' kicks in to prevent damage to the vehicle when the computer gets data that something is wrong.. When you shut it off, it's temporarily reset, but then the cars computer is signaling there is still a problem, and it goes back into limp mode. If you have any questions after getting the codes 'read' , post questions and code #;s here for help. Good luck.

Posted on Apr 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Enigine fail safe mode

this problem is due to a bad throttle body ford seems to be having a problem with this and will due nothing about it. Also i tried to order one and now ford has all throttle bodies on hold because the company making the replacement part is tooling them wrong.

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This is very common on the 500, The instrument cluster will need to be replaced. The new cluster will need to be programmed at a dealer or other facility that has the proper programming equipment.

Posted on Feb 28, 2010

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After running my ford 500 2006 about 1 and 1/2 hrs the engine light , wrench light goes on and the motor reves up and the gas pedal losses power

need to have vehicle scanned for trouble code most auto stores offer this service for free the loss of power is limp mode the vehicle is protecting itself

Apr 27, 2017 | Ford Cars & Trucks

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When im driving my 2005 ford e 250 van the wrench icon pops up on the dash and my throttle has no response. when i shut it off and restart it is better.

Many different things on the engine and transmission will cause that wrench to light up. No throttle response is because it goes to limp mode. Best to have it scanned for codes. They will have to look at history codes to see. Unless you drive it to a shop, don't turn it off and let them check current codes. The longer you drive it like this, one day the wrench light will not go off. It will be in limp mode from that point on. An example, You have a bad solenoid pack in the transmission, Replace it now, every thing is good( say $800). You keep driving it, it starts taking out mechanical parts, now it is a rebuild. $3000

Dec 17, 2016 | Ford Cars & Trucks

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Goes into limp mode when decelerating at highway speeds.

2005 Jaguar XJ-Series
Tim, Will have to have it scanned to retrieve trouble codes, to be able to diagnose why it is going into limp.

Mar 29, 2016 | 2005 Jaguar XJ-Series

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I have a 2006 Ford 500. It kicks in to "limp mode" occasionally. There doesn't seem to be any other issues with the transmission other than this.

TCC solenoid. This is for over drive. This is an internal transmission problem. Could be just the solenoid. It could be OD clutches. If you have an OD switch, keep it turned off/light on. If you don't have the money to repair it right now. Stay off the highway.

Jul 26, 2015 | 2006 Ford Five Hundred

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I am not well versed on this unknown engine, but here is something to think about. If you look at the appropriate circuit scheme, there must be a part that controls your Maximum RPM. The Limp Mode is suppose to reduce RPM and Diesels do run at lower RPM than gas engines. Often an engine goes into LIMP when it senses overheating. On some engines, cylinders are deactivated and the dead cylinders are turned into cooling pumps.

Puzzling is the Glowplug warning. This can mean you have a dead short in some glowplugs. This easily can explain starting problems, but your engine will heat the glowplugs for probably 2 minutes or less and then they are off for a cold motor. Even restarting the engine when it is hot will not activate the glowplugs. So I can't see the glowplug problem causing a Limp Mode once you are underway.

It could be engineered to work this way though, and you need to refine the info about the Year, Model, and engine size.

I think I would try to change a temperature sensor, and pull the glowplugs out and test them.

Mar 16, 2014 | Ford Cars & Trucks

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Xr6 going into limp home mode when car is turned

theres a solenoid that selects gears it can trick the gearbox into limp mode, id have that checked before spending big money i spent 6000 on a new gearbox (not standard price i had a heavily modified gearbox) because the standard gearbox did the same turns out it was an $80 solenoid, i found out after forking out the money. any ford dealer should be able to plug it in and run diagnostic checks for you

Jan 20, 2010 | 2005 Ford Futura

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Enigine fail safe mode

Sounds to me like the mass airflow meter, cutting in and out. When faulty it can completely shut a car off, and also ingauge limp mode. I hope this helps. Let me know how you get on.

Jan 12, 2009 | 2005 Ford Freestyle

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Transmission locked up, felt like it was stuck in second or third gear. not shifting. shut engine off and restarted , shifting properly now. what causes this.

It was a temporary fault that put the car into limp mode (a safeguard operating condition designed to protect the transmission in case of serious failure). Sometimes a transient fault can occur, and the car goes into limp mode just to be sure it's not for real. Shutting off and restarting the car is the usual way to clear the fault and return the car to normal operation - if the problem was real, the car would've stayed in limp mode after restart, or gone into limp once you started driving again. I wouldn't sweat this one, since it went right back to normal operation.

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