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Old 08-09-2014, 09:54 AM
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Thanks very much for this thread. I have had a consistent highway shudder/clunk in that 80kmph range in the last year or so. Thought maybe the ujoints or ubolts for leaf springs were loose and causing issues. Then I read this thread. Replaced the plug wires on my 4.2 v6 with 335k km and the problem is gone. Thanks again.
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It is a very common issue not well understood even by most shops.
Good luck.
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It is a very common issue not well understood even by most shops.
I wish I knew it was such an easy fix. I knew that I needed to do a tune up anyway, but if I would have known that 3 coils were weak I would have done that after the first time the shuddering started instead of thinking that my transmission is going out. live and learn I guess.
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I wish I knew it was such an easy fix. I knew that I needed to do a tune up anyway, but if I would have known that 3 coils were weak I would have done that after the first time the shuddering started instead of thinking that my transmission is going out. live and learn I guess.
Don't feel bad Kevin, I was in the same boat. Luckily I had a couple of ex-Ford techs working on my truck, and they suggested because of the trucks age and unknown maintenance, to just replace all the COP's. I know NOW since reading more about how Bluegrass explained everything, what was going on. I most likely did NOT need a full set, but purchased them anyway. This is my sons truck, and like his two sisters before him, in my house you only get ONE mom and dad purchased car. The next one is on YOUR dime, so when I have purchased kids vehicles, they go through a complete tune up, fluid change, a/c charging to hopefully make sure they last 3 to 5 years after high school. The next set of COP's, if needed, will be on his dime.........

P.S. I want to personally thank Bluegrass 7 for his input. If you understand the workings of an engine, his breakdowns are spot on with what is happening to cause the situation. Thanks!!!!
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Don't feel bad Kevin, I was in the same boat. Luckily I had a couple of ex-Ford techs working on my truck, and they suggested because of the trucks age and unknown maintenance, to just replace all the COP's. I know NOW since reading more about how Bluegrass explained everything, what was going on. I most likely did NOT need a full set, but purchased them anyway. This is my sons truck, and like his two sisters before him, in my house you only get ONE mom and dad purchased car. The next one is on YOUR dime, so when I have purchased kids vehicles, they go through a complete tune up, fluid change, a/c charging to hopefully make sure they last 3 to 5 years after high school. The next set of COP's, if needed, will be on his dime....
yeah, you were lucky that you had ford techs, but it is pretty sorry that they made you replace all of the coils instead of just the ones that it really needed.

my parents only bought me ONE vehicle to drive, now I have to pay for all the gas/repairs by myself.
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A little update on my V10 motor home I bought the MH and drove it 150 miles back home, Bucking and Jumping and Studdering all the time. Over the course of the next couple of weeks I took two short trips to get other maint. Both trips were about 25 miles and a week apart. Still lotsa BJ&S.
Made appt with repair shop and drove 50 miles last week. Started to BJ&S right away, but as soon as I got a couple of miles down the road it SMOOTHED OUT AND RAN PERFECTLY for the rest of the trip.
The tech drove it and COULD NOT TO GET IT TO BJ&S any more…
He looked at it with the scanner for about half hour and determined that COP 2 & 9 were bad.
I opted for a regular oil change service along with fuel filter, spark plugs, and a B&G engine cleaning system.
Drove it back home yesterday and everything is OK and I’m out $1400 bux.
Thanks again to Bluegrass and others who opined here. Feels like home already…/gene
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A little update on my V10 motor home I bought the MH and drove it 150 miles back home, Bucking and Jumping and Studdering all the time. Over the course of the next couple of weeks I took two short trips to get other maint. Both trips were about 25 miles and a week apart. Still lotsa BJ&S.
Made appt with repair shop and drove 50 miles last week. Started to BJ&S right away, but as soon as I got a couple of miles down the road it SMOOTHED OUT AND RAN PERFECTLY for the rest of the trip.
The tech drove it and COULD NOT TO GET IT TO BJ&S any more…
He looked at it with the scanner for about half hour and determined that COP 2 & 9 were bad.
I opted for a regular oil change service along with fuel filter, spark plugs, and a B&G engine cleaning system.
Drove it back home yesterday and everything is OK and I’m out $1400 bux.
Thanks again to Bluegrass and others who opined here. Feels like home already…/gene
awesome! hope all goes well
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