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Old 06-12-2013, 01:44 PM
JMJ JMJ is offline
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Rangerlocal...

The latest. Recieved several calls from the Ford dealer that I took my truck to for a dianostic check. Went over the whole story again and of course same BS story at usual by the dealer. I did find out that all the injectors were checked and that #1 was bad. I was only told that #1 was bad and the check had to be stopped.

So, the service manager said that he would recheck the system again. Made a appointment for today at 10:00AM. I got there about 9:45 and took truck in to shop. I went to the bathroom and was gone for maybe 4 minutes. Waited for truck to be done. Next thing I know the service advisor got in the truck and brought it out front. He told me that the mechanic did a check on truck and did not get any codes and that it is running fine. Now my question-----Did they do anything or was it a snow job. Your are not going to win against a dealer. So now, I am still upset about the $125.00 they charged me orginially. I am going to wait and see if I get a call from the Dealership............

I must admit since the #1 injector was changed the truck is running 99.9 percent better. Last fill up on gas I got over 16MPG but this time I just got over 14 MPG. Of course this could be the driving condition that I did also.
It is only running a little ruff at idle. Is there some kind of ign. control valve or idle valve that would be causing the problem at idle???It seems to only run ruff sometimes on initial start in morning and sometime at idle like settin at a traffic light. I guess I am going to live with this.

I did order 5 new fuel injectors for the truck but I can return them. I went on the internet and found a place that carries all kind of auto/truck parts and the price is reasonalble compaired to dealerships. Its autopartswarehouse.com.

Well, this is my story and I am sticking to it..............Just want to that u'all for all of your help. I hope the past posting will help someone else out. Thanks again for all of your suggestions and coments.

And remember, Thank a vet........................Peace
JMJ
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:51 PM
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All the 3.0's idle at least a tad rough, especially right after fast idle quits and the engine is still not quite warmed up. Any of them you can feel idling in the steering wheel. Not a smooth idling engine even when running as close to perfect as they get.
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:24 AM
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I'm embarassed to say that when I went to change plugs #6 was loose. I had swaped plugs between cylinders the last time my CEL cam on a year ago and I suppose I didn't tighten it up good. I did a compression test and the funny thing is the #6 was the stongest of the bunch at 170 lbs while all the others came in 160 LBS or higher and this was with the motor cold. I put in Motorcraft plugs and had to close the gap down to 45while the old Autolites were gapped at 60. With the new Motorcraft plugs gapped properly my pinging issue is almost gone now. I had been living with that for the last 7 years and 100K miles. However, I still get what feels like a cold start miss for the first 15 seconds every monring. It has been doing this for a year now but the CEL is off and the compression is good so I might change out the coil and the wires when i get time. I was expecting a head gasket or valve recession so I feel better now.
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:49 PM
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JMJ,

As GLH said, they usually do have a slight rough idle. Pretty characteristic of the engine. But if it's bothering you, clean the throttle body of gunk, and clean the IAC. It'll take you 5 minutes and probably help. Beyond that, your idle is probably as smooth as it's going to get.

As far as the dealership goes, not sure what's going on there. But if their in depth scanning equipment detects no problems, then your truck is probably running as well as it can be. Glad things are sorted out for you, but that diagnostic fee is a bit of a b!tch.
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Old 06-13-2013, 04:14 PM
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Yep my 99 isnt the smoothest idling truck. Never has been. Its normal.

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Old 06-14-2013, 06:18 AM
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Gentlemen,
Thanks so much for all the input. I guess I will have to settle with the slight ruff idle. I must say it is hell of a lot better then it was a few week back.

I have all ready cleaned the throttle body and the IAC. I am just going to run it and if its start acting up again I will see what I can do to fix that. I probably will return the injectors that I purchased new. Does anyone want to buy 5 new Motorcraft (PN
CM5174, Fuel injector kit) If so please contact me.................

Think my next project "get her done" is to put dual exhaust on it. I want a nice tone and a little noise but noting that I have to ware earplugs in the cab. Any suggest on type of muffler to install. I assume that I have to leave the catalystic converter on and put duals on after that. Is there any problem with that as far as the engine goes?????????. God, I hope not. I think down here in Florida you have to keep converter on (State Law). Have gotten 2 estimate on that job, one estimate was $350 with standard exhaust tips and another was $400 with stainless steel tips (two different garages)

Well gentlemen, just want to thank y'all again for all of you help, sympathy, comments and what ever else was said. You all are a great bunch of guys/gals. If you have any comments of the dual exhaust system please let me know.

Thanks again and always remember to hire a VET........


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Old 06-14-2013, 07:47 AM
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There's a bolt on kit I think. It's from the cats back so no emissions are affected. Check out the exhaust thread on here, there's a lot of answers and options there. A lot of people use a magnaflow muffler, but some use a cheapy you can get for like $30 and it seems to work fine. The cats are fine as well, as they are high flow cats from the factory. So in all honesty, all you will really get out of a new muffler is sound, not really any performance. If that's all you want, then you can go with a Thrush muffler. They're pretty good and cheap.
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:10 AM
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I had a flowmaster muffler installed that split into two tail pipes. Within a half block I knew it was a mistake. After a few months I went back and had the muffler shop install a stock type muffler and keep the dual tail pipes. Even this set-up is louder than you would expect. As far as performance gains I haven't noticed any.
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Old 06-16-2013, 03:25 AM
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Mine is just a nice throaty sound until you tach it up past 4000 RPM. It is a catback system with a namebrand freeflow and 2.5' single exhaust out behind the right rear wheel. All cats are left on but they sure are small to not be restrictive.
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