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I have a 2008 escape xlt 4cyl 4×4. Today the wrench light came on (no check engine light) and it started shifting improperly. It seems to rev high and not shift when it should. Vehicle idles normal. I ran the codes and had no codes show up.any idea what could cause this?
The Wrench is a fault in the Throttle control/power train. I never worked on a 2008, do they have throttle by wire? It may need a modern code scanner. I ran into this problem over the years I needed to buy a newer scanner even though the vehicle is still OBD2 because the computer changed.

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I got a better reader from someone at work today. One that reads the CAN codes. Still no codes show up. Drove it again tonight and issue seems to be it doesn”t want to shift from first to second. I am guessing it is in the transmission.
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The “Wrench” light is not a Check engine light.The check engine light comes on to indicate an OBD 2 issue.Most generic OBD scanners only read faults related to the check engine light.the Wrench light is separate from the check engine light.OBD codes are PXXXX codesThe wrench code is either a UXXXX (Network) or a BXXXX (Body) code which is normally not read by a generic OBD scanner.You kinda need a Ford Specific scanner that will read all the CMDTC”sSorry

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The transmission will not store codes. If you de-power, the codes go away.The P1— codes are proprietary additions to the OBD-II spec, I believe.If you get a reader that can read the “CAN” bus, I think you will get all codes that are developed & reported.tom
I had the wrench light on and it was the throttlebody. I replaced it and the light hasn”t came back. When the light comes on it can go into limp mode and you lose power. Not very safe. Not sure of the 2008 but Ford sent out a recall to update the PCM on the 2010 so it won”t go into the limp made and extended the warranty out. It should of been a recall because it is a safety issue.
Update. My mechanic said it needs to go to a trans shop. Got word today form the trans shop that it has a broken band and will not go into 2nd or 4th. $900 to replace band or $3100 to replace transmission. Any idea on life of trans after band replacement?

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