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Old 05-03-2004, 02:26   #1 (permalink)
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I need help with a rough idle problem on my 98 AU Futura. It's done 150k and I've had it back to Ford three times and even though it's a little rougher, they tell me it's the nature of the beast. It is rough on start up as well. I,ve replaced plugs and leads, only run premium fuel, change oil regularly, but still no change. Any advice for someone on a limited budget?

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I need help with a rough idle problem on my 98 AU Futura. It's done 150k and I've had it back to Ford three times and even though it's a little rougher, they tell me it's the nature of the beast. It is rough on start up as well. I,ve replaced plugs and leads, only run premium fuel, change oil regularly, but still no change. Any advice for someone on a limited budget?

Cheers guys.
hey aualltheway here I was told at work that for that problem you can start the engine and rev it to 3000rpm for thirty sec then back off, so by doing this it will re-set the computer to factory settings and getting rid of that problem I havent tried it on my car to know if it works or not but is something to try if all else dosent work.
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Clean the IAC really well. 9 out of 10 times this is the culprit.
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Could be your injectors if it's rough on start up.

Try this little trick for testing for leaking fuel injectors. In the morning when you first go to start it, before you do turn the key from off to ignition about 4 times so that the fuel rail is fully primed. Then crank the motor over, and if it starts perfectly then you know you have a leaky injector and thats your problem.
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Thanks heaps for the help guys. I'll be trying it out this weekend.
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