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Old 07-19-2013, 03:08 PM   #31
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Thank you for your feedback and I'm sorry for being snippy at you. I am just super frustrated with this car..Yes still using auto TPS I'm having trouble getting the one for the automatic. the dealer is telling me I have to buy a whole new throttlebody with the TPS on it, I got one from the junkyard yesterday throttlebody and TPS but the cables don't match up to my vehicle. the auto TPS from advance auto-parts looks nothing like the one that's in my car and so does the one I got from the junkyard I will check the wire again when I get chance too.

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Old 07-19-2013, 03:59 PM   #32
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Any ATX switch that is TRULY for ATX will be the later one that fits the new throttle body they expect you to get. Why it looks different and requires a different connector too. Ford could've done that much differently to me, good way to piss people off to buy another make next car.
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:47 PM   #34
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Sounds like you've got most issues resolved, except for that TPS.

With that being a common issue (replacing the entire throttle body to a new style unit is Ford's fix) amc49 experimented on a method to make the manual TPS work. How-To is in a "sticky" at the top of this page (manual TPS to ATX throttle body - it works!)

Reading through that thread may give you the info. to get yours working right, without major parts replacement.

Even with the manual ones, there were a number of differences over the years, explaining why you see different ones at the parts store & junkyard.

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Old 07-20-2013, 04:41 PM   #35
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Got a whole different TB, and throttle and accerator cables from junkyard off a automatic se, and a brand new motorcraft TPS from a warehouse parts store here in Houston "XL AUTO PARTS".. Car now idles perfectly and drive good. Still shifts rough from first to second. Gonna drive it a few days see if things change, if not gonna replace trans solenoid. Thank you all again for all of y'all's help I really appreciate it.
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Cheers!

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Old 07-25-2013, 09:01 PM   #37
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Ok so wife has been driving car for 6days now.. Still has issue.. 1st thing Car will not downshift fast enough when coming to light.. 2nd thing car will randomly rev sometime as high as 4000rpm while in idle and just sit there until we shut car off. 3rd thing when we slow down never coming to complete stop car will take us up to 40mph. This sucks.... Did I buy a lemon??
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Old 07-26-2013, 03:43 PM   #38
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WHAT EXACT YEAR was the junkyard donor car??? It being an automatic means nothing in and of itself.

Sounds like to me you complicated issues again with new (wrong) TB or its' install. The correct TB would have forced you to cut the wiring harness to install different connector. Did you do that? No mention of it.
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My car is 2001 zetec auto. The donor car was the same 08/00 vin. 01 ford focus auto 2.0 zetec... Let me ask this. Would the trans not shifting correctly have anything to do with all my issues? Solenoid is ordered with filter and gasket..
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So let me get this right. After all this discussion you still insist on putting an early TB on a car that you KNOWN CANNOT get a proper TPS for? Just because it fits on means nothing, tried to tell you that. Maybe three times.

The TPS AFFECTS THE SHIFTS, change all the solenoids you want. It can affect idle speeds too. Do a search and see how many MTX to ATX TPS switch changers report hard harsh shifts. It doesn't work.

At this point in time I'd have to say biggest problem with the car is not the car at all.........luck with the solenoid................
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