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Zones

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About Zones

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    Jouni

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  • Gender*
    Male
  • Ford Model
    Galaxy 2.3 Automatic
  • Ford Year
    1999
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Other/NonUK
  1. Hi, I hope somebody could help me with this. My -99 galaxy (2.3 petrol, automatic) had probably a kind "heat stroke" yesterday. It was a quite warm day, about 28 C and the car was in direct sunlight for a couple of hours. The car was also driven earlier, so the engine was also hot while parking. Now, when starting a car the led in driver's door starts to blink rapidly (after being lit for a couple of seconds). Also, the fuel pump does not start. As the automatic gearbox is product of VAG group, and I've got an old version of VAG-com, I could connect to the transmission. The transmission gives two error codes: TP sensor out of range and something about the engine data connection failure. From the gearbox's measure blocks I could also read the value of Throttle Position Sensor and it is constantly 50.0% (4.98 V), not depending on the actual position of gas pedal. I've had this problem some time earlier, but then it was only temporary; the car started normally after an hour or two! I've thought this over and it seems like the problem would be either in TPS (which was unnecessarily replaced 2 years ago), wiring/connections or ECU. Would anyone have a good idea, how to solve the actual cause of this problem? Secondly, how do I get my hands on the ECU? Is it really behind the fusebox, above pedals? With kind regards, Jouni