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Posted By Jimmy3toes Friday, August 02, 2013 8:00:25 PM
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 Posted Friday, August 02, 2013 8:00:25 PM
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I have an 2.0 Ford Focus. It intermittently goes into limp mode, shows transaxle dash light.Turn the key off and back on car starts and acts normal. It registers no codes when put on a OBD II reader. This has happened a hand full of times. Today it happened to the Lady but she said, when she went to turn it back on she had no power. No flashers, no radio, nothing. A few minutes later she tried it again and everything worked. I took it to three shops today and they had no idea... No codes, nothing. Any ideas?
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 Posted Friday, August 02, 2013 8:56:48 PM
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What is the year and engine code?Is the light a auto transmission light?Look in your manual and tell us the description of the light given there.

If your car is in limp mode then it has to have a code stored!

What make of scan tool did they use?
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 Posted Saturday, August 03, 2013 3:03:10 AM
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Put your OBD chocolate teacup away and carry out a GLOBAL scan using IDS, you should find a Remote code that will lead you to the fix.

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 Posted Sunday, August 04, 2013 6:02:26 PM
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Tell the owner to take the vehicle to a propper diagnostic workshop and pay them to find the fault. An ebay obd scanner will tell you nothing.
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 Posted Monday, August 05, 2013 2:33:04 AM
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Just to re-inforce the advice above. OBD data has it's limited uses but it's not going to help you here. You need it looked at with something that can go into far greater depth. Preferably IDS but you can be sure that if it gone into limp home mode there WILL be codes there somewhere but that is only going to be the start of it. You must be sure that whoever pulls the codes can understand them and do whatever follow up testing is needed.
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 Posted Tuesday, August 06, 2013 3:08:43 AM
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OBD will only show emissions-related faults, a scan with a better tool will show at least one fault code if the light has been on.
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 Posted Tuesday, August 06, 2013 5:40:26 AM
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before you get it scanned, checked the battery connections and most importantly the charge rate of the vehicle. you may find its because the voltage goes up over 16volts

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