2003 Ford Taurus Q&A
2003 Ford Taurus Question: Can a throttle plate move by itself, and then move back?
I recently had a check engine lite come on. I took it to my local mechanic (whose honesty I have begun to question) he tried to tell me that the cause for the light was that my throttle plate had moved out of position, and it would require $650 in repairs. I decided not to fix it. The light went off by itslef, and has not come on again for 3 months. I decided to not make the repairs, because even though I am not a mechanic, it seem s that a "plate" would be anchored with screws or epoxy or some such method, and it didnt make sense. Can anyone comment on this? - Matayka
Possibly getting stuck but not moving on it's own. When light was on did they give you code number? Not much to worry about now with light staying off but I'd check for a possible vacuum leak near throttle body or anywhere on intake manifold. I'd surely stay clear of this shop! - rpclements
Maybe it was throttle position sensor. - pushrod