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Jun 24, 2016, 2:41 AM

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Hi guys, I have a Ford Fiesta 2009 1.4 petrol.

yesterday I was stuck in traffic for hours, my car started to shake, I had an engine management light on with also the dashboard coming up with engine service now.

as I got out the traffic the car would rev up but wouldn't allow me to go over 20mph. I then pulled over and phoned for recovery but due to the floods it was a 3 hour wait. So my son was able to come out and help. After waiting for him, we decided to give it a try and to see if it will drive, we got it to the garage with no problem at all.

The garage then plugged a diagnostic machine on my car and it came up with the following:

P2108: throttle actuator control

P2108: throttle body range/performance

Can anyone advise me what to do? Does the throttle body need to be cleaned with carb cleaner and should be fine? Or is there a further problem?

the garage also took it for a drive and what with there being no engine management light on now and no dash warning, it seems to be not coming back on and to be driving ok.

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Jun 24, 2016, 5:26 AM

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? You drove it thru floods and or flooding rains and some things weren't happy about that - no surprise. So finally a shop took a look and did what they did for checks and you report it's fine now. Why are you here?

I couldn't guess what items that got soaked cause what to show up for codes or the fix of what. Perhaps just dried out and lucky.

If would wish to check anything just look for water in wrong places like engine, transmission or gearbox as some call it. Oil levels all properly full and not mixed with water it's going to test out fine now running well so basically nothing to do. If questions ask the shop but sounds like it's all over for now,


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Jun 24, 2016, 10:09 AM

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Cleaning the throttle body probably won't fix that problem. Someone is going to need to scope the TP1, TP2, and motor current and watch the actual and desired commands with a scan tool. Your issue is the problem has to be happening to figure out what is going on. More than likely it is going to need a throttle body assembly. I've done quite a few on the Fords here in the states so far that had throttle body codes popping up such as yours.

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Jun 24, 2016, 11:28 AM

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I can easily mis-read a post. Seem to me this was taken to a shop - fixed the problem and is running fine now? So are we just looking for things to do or what?


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Jun 24, 2016, 1:33 PM

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No, they just read and cleared the codes so far. He was saying that they haven't come back yet.
If they do, I agree it will likely need a new throttle body.


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