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Try spraying carb/throttle body cleaner around the throttle body after the truck is warmed up all the way get someone to sit in the truck with it in drive and there foot on the brake if the idle raises there's a vacuum line leaking or your throttle body gasket is leaking if no increase in idle then thoroughly clean out the throttle body with the spray if it's very dirty inside the varnish from the fuel burning is causing the throttle plate to stick or stay open causing your engine to have increased rpms if your using no name brand gas stop now your killing your motor the major brands have detergents in the gas to keep things clean and better mpgs brands like usa Valero speedway delta liberty are all garbage and should only be used in an emergency situation like you're going to run out also if you are using this junk get 2 cans of Berrimans fuel system cleaner and put it in the gas tank every week for a month or so this will clean out the emissions and gas tank of the dirt and varnish from bad cheap gas I say 2 at a time because the super strength is needed to clean out the gunk and keep using it at least 1 can a month with good higher grade fuel 93 octane for about 2 months after then either stay at 93 or go to 91 or 89 not 87 ///// now the reason for the higher octane fuel is this the higher the octane level the slower the fuel burns and cleaner more efficient burning with the cleaner combination to get out the gunk your truck will run much better and mpgs will increase now post back with progress write down everything you've done and we will take it from there if the problem persists but I don't think so I'm a taxi mechanic in nyc.with 50 years experience so that's where the information is coming from and a lot of the cars have 300,000 to 450,000 miles on them so I would say you should listen to this advice they are ford crown Victorias and are original motors good luck stephen

1998 Ford... | Answered Yesterday

any codes stored in computer? when was last tune up, air filter change, plug change, fuel filter change? fuel injector cleaner?

2004 Ford... | Answered 3 days ago

The switch actuator in the seat bolster may be broken.

1995 Ford... | Answered 3 days ago

alternator drive belt problem
bad battery terminals
voltage regulator failure
loose charge wire connections
dead battery

1998 Ford... | Answered on Dec 08, 2017

Check fan belt tension.

Ford Explorer... | Answered on Dec 08, 2017

I want to just clarify- are asking about a state saftey inspection, or a vehicle inspection that your insurance company is asking you to have done? if its the insurance cfo- I stand by my 1st answer to you.If its the state inspection you are speaking of-(which I doubt) having a car pass inspection via the state- is not required to obtain car insurance- now you need car insurance to get thru and pass the state inspection, but you can insure any car you want, wether it runs or not- as long as it is registered, and you have insurable interest- (meaning you are the owner)- doesnt matter is the floors are rusted out- you can insure it-

1996 Ford... | Answered on Dec 08, 2017

better to get help from the service and repair manual and you will solve your problem and to get manual go to the given link

2004 Ford... | Answered on Dec 08, 2017

Speed sensor light, do you mean check engine light? I'm a retired (2004) Ford dealer tech and I have no memory of any light called a speed sensor light.

1997 Ford... | Answered on Dec 05, 2017

If lights are on, trouble codes are stored. Get he codes read. That's always the starting point.

1998 Ford... | Answered on Dec 05, 2017

P1506 - Idle Air Control (IAC) Overspeed Error This DTC is set when the PCM detects engine idle speed that is greater than the desired rpm.
  • IAC circuit short to GND
  • Damaged IAC valve
Disconnect IAC valve and look for little or no change in engine rpm as an indication of a stuck or damaged valve.
Ford Idle Air Control IAC valve test how to adjust minimum idle speed
Ford Idle Air Control Valve Diagnostics High Idle DTC P1506

2000 Ford... | Answered on Dec 05, 2017

the oil filler is in the rocker cover so the covers have been off ant some time and there was no care as to which side went back on
idlers are only there to direct and take up drive belt slack so you will have no problems there
The electronics will be the same as it is the same engine
the dates refer to the build date of the vehicles and not the motor

2002 Ford... | Answered on Dec 04, 2017

You have to bleed it.there is air trapped. What i did is opened up the peekock .and filled the radiator up until water stoped spuing out.

2006 Ford... | Answered on Dec 04, 2017

The battery reset protocol usually means the 8 turns routine using the original keys with key fob transponders
Turning the key and moving the shift from park to drive and back again has helped some people
More information here

Ford Explorer... | Answered on Dec 03, 2017

quite a few videos on You Tube regarding this subject - if the link is not helpful check out the other videos on the righ

t 2002 Ford Explorer all power windows quit working

2004 Ford... | Answered on Dec 03, 2017

Fix your car right away by clicking the link I attached
1999 Ford Explorer Workshop Repair Service Manual PDF Download

1999 Ford... | Answered on Dec 02, 2017

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