So, I JUST bought a 2005 Mustang
. She ran great when I first got her. However now she's randomly acting up and I have not been doing anything specific to "piss off" the car. Out of nowhere, she'll go into engine fail safe mode. She did that a couple times and if I just pulled over and turned the car off for ten minutes, it would go away. It did it to me again yesterday but it would not come out of that mode and this time the engine light is on and is staying on! She "chuggs" when im driving, seems to idle a bit funny. Firstly I thought something had to me misfiring or I had to replace a spark plug or two. I checked the codes today, this is what I got....
P0616* Starter Relay Circuit Low Voltage (no info on this anywhere!!!)
P2106* Throttle actuator control system-forced limited power
P0456 Evaporated emission control leak (very small)
NOTE, that it gave me 5 codes, two of which showed up twice. The diagnostics thing showed them exactly the same, no different.
I have researched the codes, symptomes, and fixes for hours! There are so many possibilities! My best ideas so far are replacing the gas cap and cleaning the TPS, possibly replacing that too. I am a single mom and university student and would really appreciate ANY insight or similar experiences that all of you may have as I dont exactly have the money to go on a wild parts shopping spree.