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Hello I have a 2006 Ford Five Hundred, a wrench looking symbol has popped on when I am driving up hill. And when coming back down my RPM's have gone crazy and I have stopped the car, turned it off and when I turn the car back on it resets itself.Runs like a champ. Here recently the check engine light has come on while the care was driving great. After turning the car off/on again it resets itself until a few miles down the road. Took it to advanced and the code that came up was transmission control performance and range??? What is wrong with my car? This only happened evertime I was driving up to the Appalachian Mountains from the city but now just driving around town it has started doing it. Any advise??

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You have a transmission control unit problem unfortunately and I'll warn you - it's not cheap. Your description describes it to a "T". It will reset itself to "LIMP" mode (short distance drivability) and will only reset so many times. You need to take to Ford and have trans control unit replaced. (PS bring your wallet - sorry)

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