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Cuts out only in extreme cold weather

I have experienced the same issue as a couple other I've seen. The van cuts out for a second or "bucks" and the worse the winter storm the worse and more often it occurs. The first time it happened it wasn't the weather conditions but how long the vehicle was running. It did not matter if it was moving or idling. I took it back to the dealership and they had it for 3 days trying to figure out the problem. I after telling them to start it, let it sit for a 1/2 hour then drive it on the highway for 5-10 miles. It ended up being the EGR valve. I didn't have a problem until last winter again. Only when it was below freezing temps and even worse when it was snowing badly. Can't figure out why its doing that. Temps warm up, problem goes away.

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You might have to let Ford do another diagnostic.I would suspect MAF sensor, maybe wiring to it or just dirty. don-ohio

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