Little wrench light came on and went off. What up????????? on 2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty

It just came on today after using the cruise and was slowing down to exit the freeway. It stayed on until I KILLED IT AND RESTARTED IT. It has not come back on in the last 50 miles. PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN! Jackyabilene@aol.com

by in Abilene, TX on September 07, 2010
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ANSWER by on September 07, 2010
The little wrench lamp indicates a problem in the electric throttle system. This is a common problem in 04-06 pickups. The usual repair is a throttle body replacement. There are active TSBs for this problem. Your vehicle should be tested at a shop to verify this. If the throttle system fails (there are multiple back up sensors), it will go into a default mode, that will only allow a high idle, and will not respond to throttle input
COMMENT by on September 09, 2010
I so appreciatte u taking the time to answer my question. I have read alot of bad reviews of this truck/engine and what I was thinking is a truck with this many miles must have had all that stuff fixed by now. It seems like there is alot of recalls on this year model and I am trying to get a copy from the FORD house of all the warranty work done on it. What is the best/worse case senerio you can think of for my problem? Also one other thing, I pulled up to a red light and it started smoking white smoke(ALOT) and I looked at the gauges and the heat was up but not in the red or anything. I checked it and it was low on antifreeze by a gallon and a half. Filled it and no problems since. Today I had to add another gallon so it must have slipped by me when I bought it. The truck is perfect and the motor and undercarriage is soooo clean it looks new> Really, just like new. Not washed! Any help for an electrician and not a mechanic is greatly appreciated. Thanks man, really.
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