electronic throttle assy on 2006 Ford Freestyle

wrench icon on dash, computer says new throttle assby, but on nat'l b/o, then$750.00 to fix? Seems a lot to me. Why on B/O, is this happening to all Fords, it just lunges foward when you least expect it to.

by in Lady Lake, FL on August 02, 2010
Get Your Car Fixed at a RepairPal Certified Shop.
We certify shops based on expertise, quality work, and verified customer reviews
2 answers
ANSWER by , August 03, 2010
they are quite pricey.but you can install it yourself if it will help with the labor cost.takes about 10 minutes to do. being a ford tech I cannot comment on how common these fail and b/o status. order one and get a handy friend or yourself to replace it use a 1/4 swivel with an 8mm socket and 12 inch extension and 1/4 ratchet and DO IT,YOU CAN DO IT!good luck
ANSWER by , December 28, 2010
I had a problem with the wrench light coming on and I replaced the throttle body assby but that was not it. The internal seal on the transmission failed. It was replaced and failed again 6000 miles later. My mechanic put a throttle regulator on it and a new seal and so far no more problems.