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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.

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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

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