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F 150 1994

The trucks engine rpm increases and decreases at idle. runs fine on the highway. sometimes at lower speeds i press the throttle and get no response then the problem goes away and all is normal. also the engine light comes on intermittantly.

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  • flk1959 Oct 14, 2008

    every now &then the engine pops seems to cut off pop again then run fine. When it pops check engine light comes and goes as well.

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I know this sounds stupid, but I replaced my pcv valve recently and shortly after I began having the check engine light and some sputtering at starts. I replaced the grommet and it went away. I think the replacement pcv was a touch smaller and there may have been a vacuum issue. I had it hooked up to a computer and showed no issues. Cheap and easy maybe fix???? Hope this helps.

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Throttle position sensor or idel speed sensor may be the problem

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Circuit Description

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CIRCUIT DESCRIPTION

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