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Gas consumption sport trac 2008

After changing air filter and fuel filter the gas consumption encrease from 14.5L/100Km to 18.3L/100Km. Any idea any help.

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  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    fuel consumption is really high, cant get better then 23L/100km or 9mpg



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Only the air filter would come into play, if you
have created vacuum leaks in the ducting & thru
unmetered air

Maybe unrelated issues you have there before

The upstream O2 Sensors could be replaced at
100,000 miles & you could look at fuel trim on a
road test

Need new spark plugs every 3 years

Clean the MAF Sensor

Posted on Dec 09, 2012

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    arojas772 Dec 09, 2012

    I will change the spark plugs tomorrow see how that goes and check all what you said also I have another question....... Is it possible to install the fuel filter wrong. Thanks for your reply

  • arojas772
    arojas772 Dec 09, 2012

    By the way my STrac only has 54000 Km

  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2012

    It may be possible but it has an arrow on it Mileage has nothing to do with spark plugs that spent 3 or 4 years in the motor,they wear & stress the ignition coils & computer drivers,

  • arojas772
    arojas772 Dec 09, 2012

    Makes sense.

  • arojas772
    arojas772 Dec 09, 2012

    My last question where do I find that MAF sensor

  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2012

    MAF is in the plastic ducting from air filter to throttle body Need a T20 Torx Bit to remove it Need CRC MAF Sensor Cleaner

  • arojas772
    arojas772 Dec 09, 2012

    Thanx so much Peter I'll check that tomorrow

  • arojas772
    arojas772 Dec 09, 2012

    Hello Peter, is there any calibration for the spark plugs? I guess that the gap......

  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2012

    Yes but I don't we don't have that here If you look under the hood on the federal emissions label you will see something like 1.1 mm or .043

  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2012

    Use the OE Configuration plug especially on a ford Don't need to go to a dealer for parts,just get the oe mfg such as NGK etc Ford does not make parts,they assemble vehicles



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SOURCE: Rough Ideal on 2004 Ford Explorer

Open hood and listen for vacuum leak sound. pcv hose is most likley cause.

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SOURCE: changing fuel filter 2005 sport trac

Usually located on the frame rail.....

Fuel Filter Removal & Installation To Remove:

Fuel injection systems remain under pressure, even after the engine has been turned OFF. The fuel system pressure must be relieved before Disconnecting any fuel lines. Failure to do so may result in fire and/or personal injury.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable and relieve the fuel system pressure.
  3. Raise vehicle
  4. Disconnect the fuel lines from the fuel filter. Have a drain pan handy to catch any residual fuel once the lines are separated.
  5. Remove the fuel filter from the bracket and the retainer, if equipped. Note the direction of the flow arrow so the replacement filter can be installed correctly.
  6. Dispose of any residual gasoline in an approved container.
To Install:
  1. Position the fuel filter into the mounting bracket with the flow arrow pointing in the correct direction.
  2. Install the fuel lines to the fuel filter. On some models, align and push the male tube into the female fitting until a click is heard. Pull on the fitting to ensure that it is fully engaged, and then install the safety clip.
  3. Lower the vehicle to the ground. NOTE: When the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the PCM relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 10 miles (16 km) or more to relearn the strategy.
  4. Connect: the negative battery cable.
  5. Turn the ignition key to the ON position to pressurize the fuel system and inspect for any leaks.
Hope this helps!!!

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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SOURCE: how to change fuel filter on 2001 ford explorer

it in the tank so your gonna either gonna have to drain the tank and lower it to the ground,it shouldn't take more than 30 minutes.make sure you put the seal back in right,so it won't leak,it aint very hard.

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

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SOURCE: trying to change fuel filter on a 2008 escape.

They make cheap fuel line removal tools and can pick them up at any auto parts store. They can explain how to use them. Its really easy. Find the tool that's closest to your fuel line size, they also sell a universal pack for around $5. Open the tool mouth so it goes over your fuel line with male part of the tool facing the female slide it in. Then your line can be pulled out. Careful the line are under pressure with gas. It will only leak for a few seconds. Then replace your fuel filter and the lines just snap back on, no tools necessary. Check for leaks and your done. Good Luck!

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SOURCE: how to replace fuel filter on 2001 ford sport trac

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  1. Put some safety glasses on.
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