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#17 of 26 engine dieseling at times, then dies!!!!!!!!
Jan 19, 2009 (6:45 am)
i have a 02 sport trac that especially in the am and often times while driving the engine diesels the rpm's drop and eventually after a few minutes the engine dies. the trouble codes points to the o2 sensors which i have replaced all of them!! to no avail....... any thoughts?
#18 of 26 Re: engine dieseling at times, then dies!!!!!!!! [lictao]
Jan 19, 2009 (2:07 pm)
O2 sensor codes may be false and probably are. However it does explain a clue as to what might be wrong. The computer is getting bad information from the O2 sensors so it doesn't trust the info and runs the engine in default. Bad o2 sensors will not cause your vehicle to die. Most likely cause is a drop in fuel pressure, or a malfunctioning EGR valve. Both would cause a lean condition that the PCM would interpret as faulty O2 information. The easiest to check is the fuel pressure. Hook up the gauge and see if the pressure drops below 35psi when the problem symptom repeats itself. You can also do a mechanics trick to check the EGR. When the vehicle is running ok, disconect the vaccum hose to the EGR valve and plug it whith a golf tee. this will set a code, but its part of the test. If the problem goes away, the EGR is sticking open or the vaccum controls to it are malfunctioning.
#19 of 26 Re: fan switch problems 01 ford sport trac [RMass]
Feb 04, 2009 (11:11 pm)
Your white smoke was probably steam that the engine was making when the gasket for the cylinder head gave way when it was too hot. My little four cylinder did this once I kept pouring water in it, but it was burning it up so fast, I had to pull over before I maxxed out the temp gauge and damaged the engine more. If you did pull over it might just be a new gasket and no major machine work needed.
Id talk to a local engine rebuilder or NAPA parts store for any recommended machine shop that could check the head for warpage.They can do it in front of you for no charge when you get the cylinder head off.
May 23, 2009 (7:50 pm)
I have a 2001 sport trac bad engine production date 03-00 with vin e 4x4 found a 2003 engine 4x4 with vin e production 07-24-00 would like to no if they will interchange thanks please help
#21 of 26 fuel filter
Jul 19, 2009 (9:58 am)
2002 Sport Trac fuel filter; do I need to depressurize the fuel system in order to disconnect fuel lines?
Aug 08, 2009 (7:26 am)
I have a 2004 ST the harmonic balance pulley separated after 65,000 miles. I had the pulley replaced and now the check engine light has started coming on. It came on the day I had the pulley replaced on acceleration. It went out and has not come on again for 2 weeks. While driving at 70 mph the engine loses power and the check engine light comes on. The rpm's stay up, the gauge's all remain in the normal range. The engine loses power and will not accelerate, then suddenly it will regain power and again accelerate. I am not sure what is going on unless it is a crank position sensor possibly going bad.
Feb 04, 2010 (4:48 am)
I have a 2001 Sportrax and will not start. I was told it could be a timing chain/Adjuster problem and that it will cost me somewhere around $1800 to $2000 to repair, because it has two chains. With 175,000 miles on it, is it worth fixing or replacing the motor?
#24 of 26 Check Engine Light - Too Lean Condition
Feb 27, 2010 (12:50 pm)
My 2003 sports trac has a TSB #18719, Malfunction indicator (too lean condition), on the Check Engine Light. Another bulletin NHTSA #10017860 shows the same results. Malfunctioning Indicator after receiving a false code. My issue is: How do I make this light disappear. I've check the engine for vaccum leaks, none found. My next option is to replace the fuel filter. How do I get this repair information from these bulletins without dropping $45 dollars just to get the fix. Has anyone had this issue before? Whats a Do It Yourself Mechanic supposed to do?
#25 of 26 Anti-freeze????
Jan 12, 2011 (11:00 am)
I didn't know where to present this question but I've recently noticed that my anti-freeze reservoir isn't staying full. I first noticed that there has been problems with my heater (not staying warm), thats when I refilled my empty anti-freeze reservoir. A week later the reservoir was almost completely empty. Am I burning through it with this cold weather or is there a leak? If there is a leak I haven't noticed any anti-freeze on the ground. Any help would be much appreciated
I have a 2007
#26 of 26 Re: Check Engine Light - Too Lean Condition [westsidex]
Oct 20, 2013 (7:28 am)
Did you ever find a solution to the lean furl mixture?