Limp mode, no power

Tiny
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  • 2006 FORD FREESTYLE
  • 3.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 210,000 MILES
Wrench light came on 2 days ago. Everything suggested the throttle body. Replaced it, reprogrammed it, still not working. Friend came by, scanner says it's the range sensor. Bought it, now need to know where it's located and how to change it.
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Monday, February 15th, 2021 AT 2:22 PM

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Tiny
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Can you provide the actual code that you are getting?

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/checking-a-service-engine-soon-or-check-engine-light-on-or-flashing

Plus can you confirm that you have a CVT transaxle? It appears that is the most common but there is a 6 speed but little to no information on it. That normally means it is not available on this vehicle.

However, if you provide the code we can look it up through that process.

I am attaching some information on this TRS. If you have the CVT then the TRS is inside the unit and would require removing the unit. However, these are normally not the issue but just pointing to a greater issues so again, the code that you have will help us figure out what is needed.

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Tuesday, February 16th, 2021 AT 2:56 PM
Tiny
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I don't have the code. The mechanic who came out said his reader showed the TRS was bad. I have a rapidly sinking feeling that it's the whole mechatronic unit in the CVT. And yeah, I checked the VIN it's a CVT transmission.
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Tuesday, February 16th, 2021 AT 5:23 PM
Tiny
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Okay. Thanks for that information. I would tend to agree that it is most likely internal to the unit at this point. Most people do not try and repair them as the cost to repair it is about the same as a replacement unit.

Clearly this depends on the part that has failed.

Is it possible to call the mechanic and ask what code it was? While he may be right that the TRS is the issue, the codes do not work that way. They don't say "the TRS is the issue" they give information about what is happening and that leads to testing that needs to be done to find out for sure.

I have seen too many times where people say it is a certain part and after it is replaced and not fixed they keep guessing and waste more money.

If we can get the code then we should be able to know for sure what is needed or at least get all the possible causes. Thanks
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Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 AT 6:50 PM
Tiny
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My husband and I tried to repair it, but we gave up on the CVT. So I finally called a tow and just scrapped it. The cost of replacing the transmission was more than the car was worth.

Thank you for your help.
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Thursday, February 18th, 2021 AT 11:08 AM
Tiny
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Unfortunately, there are many people in that exact same situation. At some point repairing these just doesn't make sense.

Thanks for the update. Many people don't think that is the best decision so that info will surely help others that are faced with this. It is never a good idea to put more money into a vehicle then it is worth. It is always better to take that money and whatever you can get for the vehicle not repaired and buy a different vehicle.

Please come back in the future if you have other issues. Thanks
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Thursday, February 18th, 2021 AT 4:54 PM

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