Question about 2004 Ford F150
I have a1996 f150 5.0 2wd that starts and idles fine, for anywhere between 5min to 15min then stalls cant get it started again unless it sits for a hour or so. some times overnight. put a new distr.in engine not turned also replaced control module and crank position sensor and coil. brought number one cyl to top dead center on comp stroke and roter was pointed at cyl 1 spark tower. last code to come up was 1359 but i think that was because i unpluged the spout conector. any help would be greatly appreciated. i am broke and desperate to get it fixed. p.s. cleaned the iac valve. didn't help
Belive it or not you may have a defective IAC Valve , it is common for the valve not to work correctly and not set a code in the ECM
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Engine stalls or RPM
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This problem is commonly caused by a dirty automatic idle speed control valve and throttle valve but always run a OBD2 fault code as well as the cleaning procedure. Buy a can of throttle valve cleaner (do not use carburetor spray cleaner!) from NAPA or Carquest (made by CRC chemicals) and spray it into the air intake while the engine is running, use up about 1/2 the can, engine will try to stall hold the speed up, shut it down and let it soak for 30 minutes, restart and blow out the remaining fluid, shut it down and disconnect the negative battery cable for 5 Min's to reset the base idle control
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