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Old 01-28-2007, 10:11   #1 (permalink)
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start up problem

i have a 2001 sport trac. i am having a problem getting it to start, especially when it is cold. it will turn over but not catch. if i press the accelerator all the way to the floor and hold it then it will start. i then have to keep it there for a while or it will die. once i drive it awhile then i have no problem starting it. could this be the timing chain or fuel pump. i really need some help
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Old 01-28-2007, 15:37   #2 (permalink)
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Re: start up problem

It sounds like you IAC ( idle air control) valve is stuck not allowing air in the engine causing it to stall. Seen it quite a few times in the shop. also how many miles do you have on the truck? The intake gaskets are also probably bad. The O rings over time become brittle and don't seal so when you start it in the morning the engine has a big vacuum leak, and runs ruff.
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Old 01-28-2007, 18:12   #3 (permalink)
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thanks 00gtrl, i have about 75,000 miles on the truck. tomorrow i will take it to ford dealership. i hope this doesn't cost a lot of money. lol. it probably will.
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Old 01-31-2007, 07:12   #4 (permalink)
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lolo what did the dealership find?
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Old 01-31-2007, 09:54   #5 (permalink)
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hi oogtr1, thanks for the advice. you were right it was the IAC, so the took care of that problem. also the fuel injection system needed cleaning and put in a new fuel filter. the total was $705. now the truck runs and starts ok. i am so glad you gave me the answer. i am glad for this forum. for a long time i could hear a loud whistling whenever i started the truck and it stopped when the engine warmed up. after this work that sound is gone. so i guess that what was causing the sound all along. again thanks.

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Old 01-31-2007, 12:38   #6 (permalink)
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Glad to help
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Old 02-01-2007, 17:05   #7 (permalink)
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Correct me if I'm wrong but you spent $705.00 to have the Idol Air Control Valve and Fuel Filter changed??? As well as the fuel injection system cleaned???

If so you got RIPPED OFF BIG TIME!!!!

Motorcraft Filter: $11.99
Idol Air Control Valve: $39.99

You would've been better off running a bottle of fuel injector cleaner through your system to clean the injectors.

Your $705.00 bill could've been done for under $100.00
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Old 02-03-2007, 13:53   #8 (permalink)
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i guess this is a case of live and learn because that is what they charge me.thanks for the info.
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Old 02-03-2007, 15:08   #9 (permalink)
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Yea anytime you need work done check with either a local garage or do it yourself. Ford will rape you for everything they can.
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Old 02-03-2007, 20:07   #10 (permalink)
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itis funny, i thought ford would be the better place to take careof the problem. i will never do that again. they are probably laughing at this idiot. lol
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