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Hello. My Mk2 is ‘15 plated Titanium 2.0 Diesel. Just driving and received warning message ‘Engine Service now’ (full service done last week) and lost the throttle. Engine running but nothing under the throttle. I’ve pulled over and have been trying to reset the warning messages having watched several youtube videos for eg. Hold engine start/stop for a couple of seconds, simultaneously hold down brake and accelerator but alas! this doesn’t work. Have full electrics, engine starts but continue to have the warning message on the display and no throttle. Help? Please??
 

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I’ve reconnected the battery and started the car, had some throttle for a minute or so, as soon as the engine service warning came on I lost the throttle so back to square one...
 

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Need to read the stored codes with Forscan. (Or pay a Ford specialist to do it.) You should then have a better idea of what the fault actually is.

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I would assume if it starts then the battery has done it's job, But if it's dying I would then think it could either be lack of fuel to the pistons or lack of air to mix with the fuel.

This is my assumption and am sure there will be others that have their theory's.

As tractorboy has said get the codes for a more in depth reason to what's going on in there.
 
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"Engine Service Now" is a fault indicator showing an active fault (nothing to do with the Oil Service indicator).

It's in Limp Home Mode and as said above need to go on Diagnostics to read the faults.
 

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Hi all. Thought I’d update on the problem. Plugged in diagnostics and got literally 20 odd fault codes... one of them related to the throttle/pedal position sensor which kind of related to the problem.. So found out the sensor is part of the throttle pedal so we replaced the throttle pedal. Cars runs fine and all other faults have cleared. So phew! One garage/mechanic said I needed a new ECU fitting at cost about £2500!
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Funny how some times a simple switch can save you thousands, we rely on guys in garages to give us good expert advice and get shafted.
Well done with the solution to your problem.(y)
 
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I'd be tempted to check battery voltage with car running (just to make sure it's charging properly).

The faulty pedal could have pulled the 5v sensor supply low which would account for the other errors.

Nice to see it's fixed and working!.
 
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