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perf-list Digest Sat, 29 Apr 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 057

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Re: Should make you guys happy
Help!!
Re: Help!!

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From: FLR150 aol.com
Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2000 14:50:29 EDT
Subject: Re: Should make you guys happy

Just remember:
When the Lightning strikes, the Heartbeat stops.
Later,
Wayne Foy
94 Flareside SC
1999 Fun Ford Weekend
Racing series
#2 Top Truck
Atlanta GA

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From: "Aaron Martin" hotmail.com>
Subject: Help!!
Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2000 18:45:10 PDT

I have a 99 superduty with the v-10, automatic, 4x4. A while ago I described
my problem, which was that the speedometer would drop to 0mph, the ABS light
would come on, the cruise control would disengage, and the engine rpms would
rise a small amount (to maintain the same speed). Also, transmission shift
points would occur at higher rpms and the shift would be much firmer. This
would generally happen for only short periods, after which everything would
return to normal. I brought the truck in to a dealership which basically
said it was an intermittant electrical problem and they couldn't do anything
about it. A second dealership replaced a speed sensor, which had no apparent
effect on the symptoms, and then replaced a computer module, which cured the
problem for about a month. Now the problem is recurring and I think the
dealership I am working with is about out of ideas.

Another problem has also surfaced recently. One evening when I started my
truck its idle speed was around 3,000 rpms instead of just under 1,000 where
it normally is. I shut the truck off and checked for a stuck throttle but
found nothing. I restarted the truck several times and worked the throttle
without any effect. Finally I shifted into drive and the idle
characteristics returned to normal. Now, several weeks later, it is doing
the oposite. The truck will not idle without some light pressure on the gas
pedal. If I come to a stop sign it will kill immediately if I don't keep my
right foot on the gas. I could adjust the hard stop for the throttle but it
seems to me that would be attempting to treat the symtoms without dealing
with the underlying problem.

Any insight into any of the above problems would be greatly appreciated.
By the way, my truck now has 38,000 miles (out of warranty, are these things
programmed to self destruct????)

Thanks,
Aaron
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Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2000 12:33:07 -0400
From: Ken Payne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: Re: Help!!

At 06:45 PM 4/29/00 -0700, you wrote:
>I have a 99 superduty with the v-10, automatic, 4x4. A while ago I described my problem, which was that the speedometer would drop to 0mph, the ABS light would come on, the cruise control would disengage, and the engine rpms would rise a small amount (to maintain the same speed). Also, transmission shift points would occur at higher rpms and the shift would be much firmer. This would generally happen for only short periods, after which everything would return to normal. I brought the truck in to a dealership which basically said it was an intermittant electrical problem and they couldn't do anything about it. A second dealership replaced a speed sensor, which had no apparent effect on the symptoms, and then replaced a computer module, which cured the problem for about a month. Now the problem is recurring and I think the dealership I am working with is about out of ideas.
>
>Another problem has also surfaced recently. One evening when I started my truck its idle speed was around 3,000 rpms instead of just under 1,000 where it normally is. I shut the truck off and checked for a stuck throttle but found nothing. I restarted the truck several times and worked the throttle without any effect. Finally I shifted into drive and the idle characteristics returned to normal. Now, several weeks later, it is doing the oposite. The truck will not idle without some light pressure on the gas pedal. If I come to a stop sign it will kill immediately if I don't keep my right foot on the gas. I could adjust the hard stop for the throttle but it seems to me that would be attempting to treat the symtoms without dealing with the underlying problem.
>
>Any insight into any of the above problems would be greatly appreciated.
>By the way, my truck now has 38,000 miles (out of warranty, are these things programmed to self destruct????)
>
>Thanks,
>Aaron

Aaron,

Remind the dealer that by law, anything related to emissions must
be covered to 100,000 miles. It sounds like the throttle speed
sensor is going south. I had the same thing happen on a 93 Escort
at 80,000 miles and they fixed it free. 146,000 miles and the
only problem to ever occur on that weenie car. On the Escort, it
would suddenly decide that it was going to do 70 mph, with or
without your blessing.

Ken



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