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1987 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTCF15Y3H
This FORD truck has a 4.9 6cyl engine. When you start the engine it will run fine for about 10-15 seconds then idle up and down and stall. When I unplug the MAP sensor it will idle fine. Tried a new MAP sensor and still will stall. Checked TPS and it was sligh...
2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTRE14W4Y
Thanks for looking- Have posted on this one before, it finally came back. Van originally came injust barely running. Inspection found sparkplug holes filled with mud/water. Replaced plugs and boots. Short after tune test drive had truck running fine, shipped ...

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1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L glow plugs VIN: 1FTHX26F7T
Thanks to all for your suggestions. I replaced all of the glow plugs with Autolites, (my Ford dealer was closed and I had to have the truck) and checked individual current draw as I installed them, all were 25 amps. I graphed EOT voltage from a cold start to n...
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