Question about 2005 Ford Expedition
I was driving at 60 MPH when the warning signal sounded and the information panel said "electronic throttle control" as I was pulling over, the car engine shut off. No power to the engine after that. Lights worked, but no power came to the engine. What is wrong with it?
We ended up taking the vehicle to a trusted auto repair shop. The codes came up indicating a failed throttle body, most likely in the electronics. After a few more pinpoint tests, the recommendation was to replace the throttle body. The cost for this repair was just under $500. Since there is no aftermarket on this part, Genuine Ford parts were used.
Posted on Nov 05, 2008
I had the same problem with my 2005 expedition, with the 5.4 motor. The solution for mine was to clean out the throttle body really well with a rag and throttle body cleaner. what was going on was that the throttle plate was sticking and therfore was sending a signal and shutting the engine down or into failsafe. good luck, you can do this at home.
Posted on Feb 11, 2013
It just happened to me today! I was cruising at 65mph entering I-93 N tunnel in boston and my 05 Expedition just died! I have a 14 - month - old baby inside the truck! THIS IS RIDICULOUS and very scary! We could have gotten into an accident! It started back after 10 mins but the engine light remains on. FORD should address this problem!
Posted on Apr 24, 2010
This problem has been happening to my 05 expedition on and off for about 5 months now. Today's mishap, has me unfortunately HAVING to take it to the dealership. Stalled, started again and now my alternator light is stuck on. I bought an extended warranty till 100k and it's got about 68k on it now. We'll see what happens...
Does anyone have a solution that completly solved the problem?
Posted on Apr 30, 2010
Solution: Contact Ford. If there is this type of problem with a throttle causing a vehicle to just stop and not accelerate, it should be recalled to fix the throttle. This is dangerous when a car cannot accelerate. The throttle could jam or something on a major highway or something.
Posted on Nov 04, 2008
This also happened to me on a 2010 ford f-150
Posted on Feb 18, 2014
Due to the throttle being fully electronic and not cable driven when the tps sensor faults it doesn't send the required signal to the pcm(Computer) and the pcm then thinks the the vehicle is off already due to no signal being received, therefore shutting off the fuel injection pulse killing the motor. To fix this you need to determine which tps sensor is at fault which can be difficult if it's an intermittent fault.
This is on of the common faults found though main not apply to all vehicles with this issue.
The majority of the time it is the tps. Other components that could cause this also would be the electronic pedal, wiring fault or the pcm itself.
Posted on Oct 14, 2013
Check electronic throttle control light came on what is the problem??
Posted on Apr 16, 2013
I too have a 05 Expedition with the throttle light on. I pulled over and turned the car off. When I turned it back on the warning was gone and the car excelerated as normal. I pass over two train tracks on my way to work. I don't want to take a chance. I'm I to understand that replacing this part doesn't fix the problem? Tired of this car, already replaced the engine!
Posted on Feb 01, 2012
Cuando el problema persite y ya remplasate el tps te quiere desir que hay problemas con el acelerador pedal cableado o la misma pcm
Posted on Feb 11, 2014
We too have a 2005 Expedition Limited that is doing the same thing, sometimes it goes months between incidents.
One time the check engine light stayed on, Advance Auto told me the code was 'Throttle Control', so probably the TPS sensor. We purchased a new TPS module from the dealer and installed it ourselves (out of warranty). Within a month or so it did it again, and has done so at idle speed many times and as high as 65mph.
Ford really needs to address this issue, its ridiculous.
Posted on Dec 15, 2009
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