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Old 04-06-2010, 18:26   #1 (permalink)
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plz help 5.4 powering out

all of the sudden today my f 250 just started missing and dieing on the side of the road, the more gas you gave it the worse it got,like it was flooding it self out, it would idle fine but when you go to pull away it just shit the bed .... so i shut it off for a secong to look under the hood then it was fine, for about 5 miles then start the dieing again, so i limped it home just by shuting it off and startin it again....so once i was home i figured it was a spark issue,pulled the plugs and there fine,so checked the air filter...also fine so im thinkin mabey coil packs???how would i go about checkin them an electrical meater? what are they supsto put out?what is the gap supsto be on the plug? or am i even looking in the right spot? the fact that shutin it off for 2 seconds then restarting it seems like its reseting something...any comments here from the professionals??
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im not a pro or anything but i dont think its the ignition it sounds to me that you got a fuel problem try replacing the fuel filter that should work
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Old 04-06-2010, 20:09   #3 (permalink)
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thanks for your reply but its gettin good fuel and the filter is newish(1 month old), when i give it gas it dies out and you can smell its rich, like there is to much gas and not enough air/spark..any other suggestions?
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oh ok well does it have a check engine light on if so take it to autozone and see what they say other than that wait untill a really cool guy named bert gets online hes really smart and will help you aloooot more than i could so be patient hes on all the time
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check engine light has been on since the remote start(1 year) and i cant afford to bring it to anyone i broke my hip and cant work for 3 monthes!!
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dang man that sucks i cant afford to fix my car either im having tranny problems if you go to autozone or advanced auto parts they check your engine light for free
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Re: plz help 5.4 powering out

I'd start with changing the fuel filter and like XxFordForever said, go to AutoZone and see what codes they might pull. While their, get a can of MAF cleaner and clean the MAF.
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fuel filter must have sucked up some mud ...changed it out and gone huntin !!thanks alot guys
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I'm glad you got. It runnin good
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