I have a 2006 Ford Mustang GT. And its starts great but when I put it in drive it wont go nor will it go in reverse.

Asked by Jul 19, 2017 at 10:50 PM about the 2006 Ford GT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2006 Ford mustang gt started idling crazy in
the check engine light came on. Took it to Pep
Boys and they put it on the odm it said it was a
spark plug so I friend changed the spark plugs for
me. When I first Crank It Up my engine would rev
up and down on his own over and over again. I took
it for a spin and it seem like it was still running like
crap so my friend tinkered with the coil packs.
After that I cranked it up put it in reverse and my
gas pedal went down to the floor no movement
whatsoever no gas. I put it into drive the same
thing it wouldn't move. What could be causing this?

1 Answer

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Your car has an "accelerator position sensor" which sends an electronic signal to the engine when you hit the gas. This part can make the motor run erratically as it begins to fail. But before replacing this $125 part, vacuum up the dirt around the gas pedal and clean the electrical connector carefully and see if that fixes the problem. If things still aren't right, you should read the codes again or have a mechanic look at it to be sure that's the problem before buying a part that can not be returned for refund. My girlfriend had a Lincoln MKZ that did the same thing and probably uses that same Ford part. Moisture and dirt kills them. I hope this helps.

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