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06-01-2018, 02:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 917
Posted By R&TBabich

The best way to tell if you have proper fuel...

The best way to tell if you have proper fuel pressure is to use a pressure gauge connected to the fuel test port or schrader valve on the fuel rail.
Harbor Freight has an adequate fuel pressure...
12-22-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,824
Posted By R&TBabich

The fuel pump will be turned on for a couple of...

The fuel pump will be turned on for a couple of seconds after Run is selected to pressurize the fuel rails.
It will not be turned on again until the PCM "sees" the engine turning with the crankshaft...
12-18-2017, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By R&TBabich

First thing I would do is hook up a fuel pressure...

First thing I would do is hook up a fuel pressure gauge and find out what it's doing.
An intermittent fuel pump motor can cause your symptoms or other things.
Some testing will help narrow things...
12-14-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,824
Posted By R&TBabich

There is nothing "wrong" with connecting a...

There is nothing "wrong" with connecting a battery charger without disconnecting the battery.
Once an engine is running the alternator is a battery charger.
If one of my vehicles is not going to...
08-15-2017, 11:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By R&TBabich

I rerouted all my lines on the passenger side to...

I rerouted all my lines on the passenger side to gain access to the plugs.
The "small" coolant hoses are used to heat the ends of the PCV line.
There is a U shaped tube wrapped around the PCV valve...
07-24-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By R&TBabich

Check for a broken exhaust manifold stud, the nut...

Check for a broken exhaust manifold stud, the nut will be missing.
Check the exhaust manifold to pipe flange bolts to see if either are loose.
Check for a loose spark plug and get it tightened...
05-23-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By R&TBabich

Classic failing fuel pump symptoms. The pump is...

Classic failing fuel pump symptoms.
The pump is not burned out, it's probably sticking or overheating.
You should have a fuel pressure test port on the fuel rail.
You can get an adequate pressure...
05-11-2017, 11:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,371
Posted By R&TBabich

Find out for sure if you have a blown plug, fix...

Find out for sure if you have a blown plug, fix it, then look for the smell of oil.
I used the Timesert repair kit for mine and have had no problems.
Do not use a Helicoil.
Timesert has a repair...
02-18-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 727
Posted By R&TBabich

What I was trying to say was someone earlier...

What I was trying to say was someone earlier mentioned Rock Auto had Motorcraft parts for our cars at discounted prices.
Rock Auto carries the Motorcraft RT-1234 thermostat and the RA website says...
02-14-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,694
Posted By R&TBabich

That's why that diagram looks funky. I didn't...

That's why that diagram looks funky.
I didn't realize there is a connector on the back of the connector.
Here's what the 7-way connectors look like.
02-13-2017, 12:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By R&TBabich

When the blower fan is on the air flow has to go...

When the blower fan is on the air flow has to go somewhere.
Does the fan speed change with adjustments of the fan speed control?
If not, the blower speed resistor pack is probably bad.
If there is...
01-31-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By R&TBabich

I haven't had a coil go bad, yet. Other than...

I haven't had a coil go bad, yet.
Other than one that cracked at the base of the connector and another that broke when the plug blew out.
I put dielectric grease in the boots so they won't stick to...
01-03-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 820
Posted By R&TBabich

You may just have two separate problems. Try...

You may just have two separate problems.
Try swapping the COP on #8 with #7 and see if the misfire moves.
Is there any moisture under the #8 boot?
I had a firewall pad leak on our Exped and water...
12-15-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 696
Posted By R&TBabich

Are you sure the coils are going bad? The COP...

Are you sure the coils are going bad?
The COP assembly has 3 parts - coil,boot,spring.
The coil should far outlast the boot/springs.
With 154k the boots are probably going.
Make sure there is no...
11-30-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 853
Posted By R&TBabich

The first thing I would look for is a vacuum hose...

The first thing I would look for is a vacuum hose leak causing the 171/174.
A common cause is the PCV hose.
When 171/174 are set both banks are affected. The intake manifold forward to the MAF...
02-10-2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,415
Posted By R&TBabich

We have a 2003 5.4L 2v Exped 151K and all the...

We have a 2003 5.4L 2v Exped 151K and all the vacuum hoses, not just the elbow in the back, were cracked or in poor condition. The PCV line itself has 3 elbows. One small hose under the air filter...
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