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Hello all. An initial you should recognize that i have little to no mechanically knowledge/aptitude yet I catch on pretty quickly
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So my traveler is a 2004 Eddie Bauer v-6 with about 93K miles, an excellent condition, very clean and never had any issues. I"ve had it about 6yrs.For possibly 3-4 years now the truck has seemingly randomly gone into Engine Failsafe mode in the message center. Ns haven"t noticed any type of pattern here regarding when/why this occurs. The wrench icon lights up and also the service Engine quickly light. Sometimes I seem to notice a adjust in power/performance yet often i don"t. There space times once this happens every couple of days, and also sometimes that goes weeks without occurring. Often it simply goes out of Failsafe setting after I"ve rotate the truck off and also restarted and also seems good again. For all of these year this has been a nuisance much more than anything and also so i assumed(hoped) the was just a sensor issue and nothing to be worried with.A few days earlier the truck actually shut turn off while driving...losing power, immediately after that kicked into Failsafe setting while driving gradually down a straight road (no inclines or anything). Now it got in Failsafe mode, and it maintained running, however the gas pedal did nothing...I couldn"t accelerate at all though ns still had power. Coasted to a stop. Turned truck off, started ideal up and also the gas pedal functioned fine. 15 minutes later same thing...this time as soon as I coasted come a stop...I noticed that as soon as I placed truck in reverse ns WAS able to back up making use of the gas pedal however couldn"t go forward. Turned van off, ran fine despite still in Failsafe Mode...drove house where it sit now. Don"t really wanna drive it currently though I need it as my only resource of transportation. I did have actually the scan excellent on it at Autozone a month or so back and got the P2106 "Throttle Actuator regulate System--Forced minimal Power" reading...which the course means nothing come me...and the males who worked there had actually no idea either. I had actually the oil changed at Midas yesterday where they confirm fluids and also all that an excellent stuff...I pointed out it prior to hand and they claimed they looked at anything they could and couldn"t find anything without running diagnostics top top it...I didn"t have actually them do this as it is quite costly and at that allude I hadn"t skilled the problem with shedding acceleration/gas pedal functioning when driving down the road.Sorry to write so much, just trying to give as much info as possible.

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The vehicle has never ran warm or had any kind of issues, the is routinely serviced at Midas for oil changes, liquid checks and also everything they encompass in your oil change....the manager yesterday said me it looked an excellent with no issues they might see there is no diagnostics or digging into it. Thanks in advance for any type of help/suggestions together I have to get this worry fixed as economically as possible (don"t we all??)Thanks in advancement for her time and assistance.