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Ford f150 spout connector makes truck run bad, dosent even spark at some cylinders but runs great when spout is removed, change out computer and had icm tested

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  • pdgep2 May 03, 2010

    It has the ignition control module on the inside of the fender and we had it checked at autozone several times and it passed

  • pdgep2 May 03, 2010

    if it helps it is a 1993 f-150 5.0, automatic with overdrive

  • pdgep2 May 03, 2010

    The truck is not giving any error codes

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010


  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    it needs to be hooked up to a Ford Service Diagnostic system (SBDS) for a full run of cheks on the computer controlled timing.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    since you provide no real info on what this is like year and engine type it is impossible to help u.

  • Zaraki May 11, 2010

    Does that have the Dura Spark Ignition Control Unit?


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How is the condition of the wiring, at, and around the Ignition Control Unit?

I am asking that because I will usually find all of these wires, including the wires leading out to the engine, to be in poor condition. I usually find that the wires will have a lot of missing wire insulation with a lot of exposed wires that are either touching other exposed wires, or to ground. Un-twist any twisted up wires especially the wires to the Ignition Control Unit. Check and inspect the wires carefully for missing insulation especially any twisted up wires, and also check inside the wire looms for any damaged wires. I can not even begin to count how many times that I have had to get out the soldering iron and repair wiring in that location, and on those types of F-Series Ford trucks.

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Code 0303 2000 ford f150 5.4L

What does that mean?
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Symptoms may include:
· the engine may be harder to start
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· other symptoms may also be present
A code P0303 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
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