P2111 out of nowhere - Taurus Car Club of America : Ford Taurus Forum
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By ricer333
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-23-2016, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
ricer333's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Tampa, FL
Chapter: Southeast
Posts: 953
Rep Power: 29
 
Trader Score: 0 reviews
P2111 out of nowhere

I just gave the bull, which has just shy of 60K miles on it, a nice wash, wax and interior clean. I thought I was being nice. The little lady has some girls coming into town and I figured they'd enjoy a clean car to travel around in.

Anyways, we were heading down to the airport and the car throws a YELLOW wrench symbol and starts stumbling and puttering. Thankfully we were not on the highway just yet. I was able to pull over and read the codes (I always keep my pocketscan OBDII scanner in the arm rest for just such an occasion).

The code was P2111 indicating a throttle body issue.

Do these just go like this? I haven't had any issues at all.

I see a YouTube video that seems to point out that they are fairly easy to remove and replace and then even has the reset procedure. While it's a fusion in the video, it should be the same right?


Anyone experience this issue and so suddenly?

Regards,
ricer333 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-23-2016, 03:08 PM
Crazy Devoted Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Chapter: Midwest
Year: 1998
Model: Mercury Sable
Engine: 3.0L 24v Duratec V6
Posts: 22,371
Rep Power: 112
     
Trader Score: 1 reviews
Get any water on the eng. underhood? Did you clean/disturb under the accelerator pedal?
sheila is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-26-2016, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
ricer333's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Tampa, FL
Chapter: Southeast
Posts: 953
Rep Power: 29
 
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by sheila View Post
Get any water on the eng. underhood? Did you clean/disturb under the accelerator pedal?
No water under the hood, I didn't do an engine bay cleaning. As for disturbing/cleaning around the accelerator pedal, I removed the floor mats (all 4) and cleaned them outside the car. I also vacuumed all the extra dirt up. I don't recall necessarily hitting or disturbing the accelerator pedal, but I wouldn't think something that small would cause this... would it?
ricer333 is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-26-2016, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
ricer333's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Tampa, FL
Chapter: Southeast
Posts: 953
Rep Power: 29
 
Trader Score: 0 reviews
UPDATE: The same day that the problem occurred and not wanting to take a chance on this part failing for good the next time, I called around. The Oreilly's and AutoZones had reman parts that all had 1 year warranties. The prices were about $250-260 a pop, some with core charges.

I decided, don't know why, to call a local Ford dealership to see what their price was. Surprisingly, the guy in the parts department quoted me $98 + tax (~$106 out the door)! I was shocked. He said that the TAC Module (Throttle Accelerator Control) has been just randomly going on all sorts of cars. Some cars, like the newer Mustang and some Fusions have had recalls made. Unfortunately, my Taurus' VIN did not have a recall for this.

Long story short, if your TAC starts stumbling and you get a P2111 code thrown, call your local Ford dealership before trying the aftermarket guys. I never thought I would be saying something like that but apparent Ford doesn't want this part to cut into their bottom line, so they've drastically cut the price (by more than 200 bucks!)
sheila likes this.
ricer333 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Taurus Car Club of America : Ford Taurus Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
P2111, P2104 and other codes 69Boss429 5th and 6th Gen Engine and Drivetrain 2 08-12-2016 09:02 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome