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Old 06-17-2003, 19:41   #1 (permalink)
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Question XR8 throttle died

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Friend of mine who has just acquired a Phantom XR8 ran into a funny problem yesterday. To quote them:

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The temperature was about 12 degrees outside the car. The car had been running for about 2 - 3 minutes before the light came on and it came on when the car was stationary. The car accelerated twice after the light came on but stalled when I stopped at the lights then tried to accelerate (in first gear) to turn the corner. When I restarted the car the light was gone and everything went back to normal. The light has not come back on since.
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Sounds like a glitch in the software or else an stuffed sensor. A quick stop at a ford dealer will give you a diagnosis
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Oh Yeah! My XR8 did this on the 2nd day and stalled on the 4th day. I know a guy with a GT who had similar problems within the first week, but the problems seemed to disappear. Have also heard of a couple of XR6's with stalling problems for which the treatment was new throttle bodies.
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If the orange throttle sensor indicator light came on (on right hand side of speedo) it indicates there is a problemn with the drive by wire system. Some parts being electrical out of 1000's, at least the select few are bound to have a problem, same as everything else

If it's stuffed, you will have to replace the assembly including the actual pedal, which could take a while to get the part. But i'm pretty sure that it won't be dangerous eg. throttle jamming on
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PCM moniters actual throttle plate position compared to demand from pedal & if a difference between the two exceeds 5% then a forced engine shutdown occurs. I'm not sure this is the cause of all occurances but it may help explain why it will restart & your dealer can't find a fault.
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When the light came on the vehicle would have logged a DTC. Take it to your dealer and they can retrieve it and erase it. Unfortunately it wont tell them why it did it. Have seen this quite a few times before so it's not an isolated incedent. Sorry i could'nt be more helpfull.
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Old 06-19-2003, 18:06   #8 (permalink)
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are these problem specific to manual/auto or both
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Old 06-20-2003, 03:06   #10 (permalink)
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Re: XR8 throttle died

I assume the first acceleration hit was from driver input - that is to say that the car didn't decide to accelerate on its own.

Some of the VR V8s had a problem of losing half of their electrics due to an electrical bus failure - mine did - just pulled over - turned the car off, turned it back on - it was fine. I wonder if it could be related: its a long shot; but did he notice any of the other electrics go down - ICC, indicators etc ?

Probably Rodderz is closer to the problem.
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