Question about 2003 Ford F150 Regular Cab
2003 ford f-150 skipping, at start up its fine but when put into drive it shimmy, i thought it was bad gas but refueled it and put a can of gas treatment in it and still doing the same
Could be the IAC ( idle Air Controller ) is not opening far enough to keep the idle smooth when you put the truck in drive.
Under the plastic throttle body cover is the IAC bolted to the back of the throttle body. It is held on with 2 8mm ( 9 mm ? ) hex head bolts.
I used throttle body cleaner to clean mine when I had an idle problem.
The other thing could be the MAFS ( Mass AirFlow Sensor ) needs to be cleaned. Some throttle body cleaner is MAFS safe, it will specifically say on the can.
The MAFS is in the airfilter housing, it is a little stand tube with a wire in it. Only spray it clean, don't rub it.
While you are cleaning both, have the battery disconnected, to clean the leaned settings that the PCM has.
After you clean both and put everything back together, follow 2 drive cycles to complete all emissions tests, and start the relearn process ( quicker than letting the truck learn the new ones on the fly ).
Good drive cycle description is at this URL
Posted on Feb 09, 2010
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Are you getting any codes maybe o2 sensor engine choking up?
Posted on Feb 06, 2010
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