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2010 Ford escape hybrid having wrench dash light.Gas mpg has dropped. Seems to take high rpm for power at times Has been very hot temps outside. If I shut car off and back on, dash light disappears.

Had throttle body replaced about a year ago but car is not acting the same now. Did have wrench dash light then too.

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Try changing the inline fuel filter if you have not done so in a long time. Check fuel pump pressure, there should be a place under the hood on gas line where you can attach a proper gauge. If you do not have one, most autoparts sellers loan tools, or check it for free. The pump may be bad or the strainer on pump plugged.

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SOURCE: 2004 Honda Civic -Code P0122 Throttle Position Sensor Voltage Low

yes, this is the case of a failed throttle body, in which case it needs replaced, the car is getting too much fuel causing the high idle. this needs replaced asap. you could proably find a small independant honda shop that could do the work for less.

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SOURCE: 2500 to 3000 rpm idle

Change your Thottle positioning Sensor. My 93 lesabre did the same thing and i changed the TPS and it stopped.

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SOURCE: 2010 Ford Escape hybrid. can I modify the auto lock timer?

yes it can in the message center, there should be a lenghty section on it in the owners manuel

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SOURCE: 2008 ford escape hybride gas engine stalls13 times today.

it is most likely defaulting to the electric motor due to the overheating to save the gas engine from damage.

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SOURCE: My 2003 Ford Escape XLT

Is the vehicle a four cylinder or V6, either way if what they stated to you is indeed the only problem, there are a few Mcgyver options open to you for far less than what they quoted. The lever itself is only a metal arm with a protruding ball type fitting for the cable. The leftmost cable is for the cruise control. I take it the bushing on the cable is worn or the rod itself has the lip damaged. Either way from in the hood snap the accelerator linkage a couple of times and watch how the cable comes off. A small tie strap between the cable and the end of the rod will probably solve your woesmacvernal.jpg

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Testimonial: "Thank you! I will check it out. They say the control arm has a "flat spot" causing the cable to slip off, thus no cruise control.?.?. "

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I can understand the battery failed as it was
more than 4 or 5 years old

The converters would have had to be damaged
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We own one of the most complicated vehicles out there
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It may be that your TPS (Throttle Position Sensor) is bad or dirty. Try cleaning it, and if that doesn't work, then replace it. It goes for about $45, but if you take it to the stealership they'll run you over $200.
I had the same problem and got it fixed. Takes a couple of minutes.

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