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The wrench indicates that the control system has determined there is a fault somewhere in the transmission system. This fault may or may not induce limp home mode, as is true of any issue with the engine or transmission, but should be checked by a trained professional as soon as possible.

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What is the meaning of limp home mode


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I have problem in my car f-150 fx4, when i drive it after a while engine fail safe mode on then now power speed but the engine run when i press pedal position no increase rpm for engine then i shut off...


Hello, You could have a bad water temperature sensor. There are usually 2 and one works the dash gauge while the other controls the "Limp Home mode". The "Limp Home mode" is used to limit the heat build-up so the motor stays cooler. It also makes it so the engine can not go faster and get hot enough to ruin the motor.

The 2 sensors work independently so one can show one thing and the other sensor can do something else. If the dash gauge shows you are getting hot, then that is another matter. It would mean that the engine is not cooling and the cooling fan is not working properly or you are out of water.

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I have a 2006 ford five hundred; The "wrench" symbol illuminated on dash, car tried to accelerate then shut off. What could be the problem?


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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.

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Check light is showing on my dash board,it comes off and on


I think when it starts flashing the car is in "limp home mode" which indicates there is a problem and limits the engine to minimise damage. Best get it to a garage and get it plugged into diognostics equipment.

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This is from your owners manual, the little wrench means the following:
Electronic throttle control:
Illuminates when the engine has
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earliest opportunity.

U have some kind of serious fault, u need to go to the dealer.

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