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05 Mercury Montego Throttle control/sensor

TAC(throttle actuator control) and the TPS(throttle position sensor) have made my check engine light come on and it puts the car in "failsafe engine mode". PROBLEM: Ford/Mercury does not have the part because it's back ordered till December. What should I do in the mean time. I have to drive and it has to be safe because I have a child.

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Try a salvage yard for the part. As soon as your new car left the lot it became a used car. Used cars run on used parts.
If the old part is a recall they will upgrade you regardless which part is on your car.
Check the internet and enter your part# in the search box of the Browser. You may get lucky for a new part.

Posted on Aug 18, 2009

  • fordexpert Aug 19, 2009

    The TPS switch is usually available at Autozone and similar parts stores. It is about a 20 minute job with most of that being removing the airbonnet and getting to the part.

    The TAC may be at Autozone too.

    Remember to disconnect neg battery cable for 10 minutes to reset computer.



    This must be a major recall because Ford surpassed Toyota in its Parts system. They usually can get 98% of the parts in 24hours.

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Associated OBD2 error codes DTCs: P0120, P0124, P1516; P2102, P2103;P2111 - P2118

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Reduced Engine Power Mode
When the ECM detects a condition with the TAC system, the ECM may enter a reduced engine power mode. Reduced engine power may cause one or more of the following conditions:
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The throttle actuator control (TAC) system delivers improved throttle response and greater reliability and eliminates the need for mechanical cable. The TAC system performs the following functions:
• Accelerator pedal position sensing
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• The accelerator pedal position (APP) sensors
• The throttle body assembly
• The engine control module (ECM)

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