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Friend has a Ford and needs help.

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by Mean_Green_95, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. Mean_Green_95

    Mean_Green_95 New Member

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    My friend has a 97 Ford F-150 ecsb with the v-6 and auto trans.

    The problem is when he shifts gears, D>R, P>R, P>D, etc, sometimes his truck dies. It only happens every now and then, but he said today it happened twice and he's getting worried bc he drives to NOLA everyday to go to work. I'm just looking for a little info about possible causes before I get my hands on the truck this weekend.

    Any help with this thing would be greatly appreciated.
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    Caddiac New Member

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    My advice would be for him to find a Chevy dealer! LOL I'll take a stab at it, there has to be feed back from the Tranny to the ECM - switch? It is not much I admit but what the hell? Its a Ford; you don't have much in the first place.
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    Sounds like the Throttle Position sensor may be fried or else the IAC isnt opening properly. To be honest the Ford and Chevy share a very similar relationship in how the electronics and sensors work. If the IAC isnt doing its thing and the computer is reading no throttle input then the motor will choke off and stall.
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    Thanks for the replies guys. I was at work this morning when he called me and said his truck blew up. So IDK what he meant by that, but he did say he was at the Nissan dealership trading it in. I'll keep you guys posted with what I find out.
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    He should have gone to a Chevy Dealer. Either way, he is getting rid of a Ford.
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    He's trying to get rid of the Ford just to get another Ford. He's currently trying to get a brand new Ranger.
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    its a 97. so it has obd2. first thing before you start back yard wrenching on it is take it to autozone for a free code read. get a chiltons. look up the codes if there are any and fix them by the book. sometimes the book doesnt make it clear as to wait it is, for example: pip circuit failure= crank position sensor, i do know alot about fords. if you want to pm me with the codes ill do the translations for you. once all codes are corrected and if the problem is not gone then there are just a few things left to look at. you must get the coded faults fixed first.
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    Mean_Green_95 New Member

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    Its too late/ He traded it in on a Ranger.
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    sweet, i have 2 police interceptors engines sitting here if he wants one :)
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    You just can't fix St...., oops. Sorry this is a fiend of yours. :happy:

    Its a 97 and its a Ford. First thing is you get a large caliber hand gun and a spare magazine. Make sure both are fully loaded.......:shocked:
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    i own both ford and chevy. both have there faults. both have there superior ups. i have owned mostly chevy's my entire life but i have stocks in ford. ford did something that chevy simply didnt have a spine to do. they took care of there own house while chevy stole tax payers money. thats right. they stole it. they took a 13b bailout and paid it back with government loans. ya thats right, got you thinking now, chevy put the word out that they are soooo for america and paid back there bailout but failed to say how. instead of any of that coming from there pockets they reached into our pockets to pay us. umm ya im not stupid enough to give chevy any accord. chevy upper management has betrayed chevy and our country. ford ceo even worked for free to help fix there financial problems. i have yet to see chevy's elite really sacrifice anything for us, for chevy or the country. while i still own and maintain my 94 suburban since i truelly love this thing i dont think ill ever buy chevy again. or atleast not until they admit and repent to the American people for screwing every American over.
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