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Nick Browning 12-08-2013 03:41 PM

Killing me - any help appreciated!
 
Hi there - first post.

2007 Ford Expedition 5.4L 3V with 92,000 miles on it. Ran like a champ until last night, while on freeway, in cruise, the engine bogs as if it had run out of gas (tank is over 3/4 full), then snaps back, then does it again, I pull over, engine dies. Will sometimes start from then, and will idle fitfully, then die. Sometimes will start and allow rev's to 3000 in park, but any attempt to drive vehicle results in stall.

OBD-II tester shows NO codes.

Fuel pressure tested at Schrader valve shows 60-70 psi regardless of revs (when it decides to run). Holds pressure with no problems.

I replaced the TPS (common things being common) with no change in behavior. Throttle body had very limited deposits and the throttle plate moved through its rotation without binding.

I looked for the FPDM, but could not find it in the left rear area, and all indications are that it is in with the fuel pump.

It feels like there is limited or intermittent fuel flow, but that seems highly unlikely given the adequate fuel pressure.

I could also be convinced there was a problem with the electronic throttle control, but it seems like that would throw a code. I feel a little foolish for replacing the TPS without getting a code, but it seemed easy.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Nick Browning 12-09-2013 04:13 PM

Fixed and caught by the oldest trick in the book - empty fuel tank. Fuel sending unit malfunctioned I didn't realize. Fuel pressure was good, but flow was not.

offroadnt 12-09-2013 04:33 PM

Derned sensor eh? I just got a 2010 F250, it has a bad sender too. I usually reset one of the trip meters at each fuelup and use that as a backup fuel gauge, I know this truck will travel at least 600km on a tank so I'll fuel up anytime before then.

Mat523 12-26-2013 12:31 AM

What...I misread this thread. I thought you needed assistance in a Dr kavorkian kind of way. Just kidding of course. Merry Christmas

JWA 12-26-2013 07:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mat523 (Post 13881476)
What...I misread this thread. I thought you needed assistance in a Dr kavorkian kind of way. Just kidding of course. Merry Christmas

Well, that's a heckuva Christmas greeting huh? :D :D :D

Mat523 12-27-2013 07:52 PM

My apologizes, I am used to sick humor.....It was just to tempting to resist.

JWA 12-28-2013 07:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mat523 (Post 13886980)
My apologizes, I am used to sick humor.....It was just to tempting to resist.

I think most of us took it in humor--I did so no worries! :)


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