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Hello all. An initial you should know that i have tiny to no mechanically knowledge/aptitude however I capture on pretty conveniently
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So my explorer is a 2004 Eddie Bauer v-6 with about 93K miles, an excellent condition, an extremely clean and also never had any type of issues. I"ve had it about 6yrs.For perhaps 3-4 years currently the truck has actually seemingly randomly gotten in Engine Failsafe setting in the message center. Ns haven"t noticed any type of pattern here as to when/why this occurs. The wrench symbol lights up as well as the business Engine soon light. Periodically I it seems to be ~ to notification a adjust in power/performance yet often i don"t. There space times once this happens every few days, and sometimes the goes weeks there is no occurring. Often it just goes out of Failsafe mode after I"ve turned the truck off and restarted and seems well again. For all of these year this has actually been a nuisance more than anything and also so ns assumed(hoped) the was simply a sensor issue and nothing to be concerned with.A few days ago the truck actually shut turn off while driving...losing power, automatically after the kicked right into Failsafe setting while driving progressively down a straight road (no inclines or anything). This particular day it entered Failsafe mode, and also it kept running, but the gas pedal walk nothing...I couldn"t advice at every though i still had actually power. Coasted come a stop. Turned truck off, started ideal up and also the gas pedal operated fine. 15 minutes later on same thing...this time as soon as I coasted come a stop...I noticed that when I put truck in reverse ns WAS maybe to earlier up making use of the gas pedal however couldn"t go forward. Turned truck off, ran fine despite still in Failsafe Mode...drove house where it sits now. Don"t really wanna drive it currently though I need it together my only source of transportation. Ns did have actually the scan done on it at Autozone a month or so back and obtained the P2106 "Throttle Actuator manage System--Forced minimal Power" reading...which the course method nothing come me...and the guys who operated there had actually no idea either. I had the oil adjusted at Midas yesterday where they confirm fluids and all that an excellent stuff...I mentioned it prior to hand and also they claimed they looked at anything lock could and couldn"t discover anything without running diagnostics top top it...I didn"t have them carry out this as it is quite costly and at that suggest I hadn"t proficient the issue with shedding acceleration/gas pedal functioning when driving down the road.Sorry to create so much, just trying to give as much info as possible.

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The vehicle has never ever ran hot or had any issues, the is regularly serviced at Midas for oil changes, liquid checks and everything they encompass in your oil change....the manager yesterday called me that looked an excellent with no concerns they can see there is no diagnostics or digging into it. Many thanks in development for any type of help/suggestions as I have actually to get this problem fixed as financially as feasible (don"t we all??)Thanks in development for your time and assistance.