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Ford Truck problem

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Dieselman19, Jan 25, 2005.

  1. Dieselman19

    Dieselman19 Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    I bought a 1996 Ford F-250 and i had to do alot of work to it to get it running and i have used a couple times to plow but im still having a problem with the way it runs, it runs nice and smooth but some time it starts to act goofy, it wont idel and keeps stalling, it doesnt matter if you are driving or parked it acts the same, it is not all the time just once and awhile, but it is annoying, i have replaced the plugs, wires, distributor cap, fuel filter. Im getting sick of replacing things that dont fix it , can anyone think of anything else i may be missing???? I need some advice

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  2. Drottlawn

    Drottlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    Check the idle control valve! This is a common non-idling problem. Just replace it and your problem will probably be gone.
  3. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Idle air control or Throttle position sensor can cause these problems.
    Throttle position sensor is probably what the problem is. They are famous for it.It's not consistent idle. I have a 1989 / 5.8 just had the same problem!
    P.M. me if you need more help.