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Forum: 1997 - 2003 F150 Today, 08:15 PM
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Posted By Bluegrass 7
The Gem is on the back side of the dash fuse...

The Gem is on the back side of the dash fuse panel.
Check for a windshield leak that has dropped water onto the Gem and corroded the circuit board.
This causes conductive paths and uncontrolled...
Forum: 1997 - 2003 F150 07-22-2016, 11:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By Bluegrass 7
You must offer the code or it's just guessing. ...

You must offer the code or it's just guessing.
An EGR code does not come and go with engine speed because it is a static program test done two times at each drive cycle.
If a diagnostic failure if...
Forum: 1997 - 2003 F150 07-22-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 85
Posted By Bluegrass 7
Based on your post, the old 97 was in better...

Based on your post, the old 97 was in better shape than what you got now.
If you don't do things right issues will keep coming back to haunt.
There is a lot of work involved each time you need to...
Forum: 1997 - 2003 F150 07-21-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 112
Posted By Bluegrass 7
There are errors in the book. Fuse 23 feeds the...

There are errors in the book.
Fuse 23 feeds the harness that goes back under the truck to the transmission, Ox Sensors and EVAP system in addition to many other function.
A blown fuse will set many...
Forum: 1997 - 2003 F150 07-19-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By Bluegrass 7
Be careful AL. One fuse powers all those...

Be careful AL.
One fuse powers all those functions and would set all those codes if missing.
It's not opinion or guessing.
Good luck.
Forum: 1997 - 2003 F150 07-15-2016, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 153
Posted By Bluegrass 7
Yes sir. It all starts with the switch in Run...

Yes sir.
It all starts with the switch in Run position supplying power through a fuse.
Good luck.
Forum: 1997 - 2003 F150 07-15-2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 272
Posted By Bluegrass 7
Many other sensors are fed from the same voltage...

Many other sensors are fed from the same voltage source.
It's not a 5 volt feed from the PCM like the older EEC systems.
Brown/white lead is common with the DPFE same color code.
Grey/white is the...
Forum: 1997 - 2003 F150 07-14-2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By Bluegrass 7
Air leak - Vacuum leak for this purpose doesn't...

Air leak - Vacuum leak for this purpose doesn't make much difference how you call it.
It's air getting into the system that is at a negative pressure below normal atmospheric pressure so air forces...
Forum: 1997 - 2003 F150 07-14-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By Bluegrass 7
The IAC controls idle in a fault free engine. ...

The IAC controls idle in a fault free engine.
If it is sticky it will not be a smooth function.
If there is an intermittent air leak that is equal to or greater than the air bypassed past the IAC,...
Forum: 1997 - 2003 F150 07-13-2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By Bluegrass 7
Point blank is you can't. The Rapter has to...

Point blank is you can't.
The Rapter has to many upgrade you cannot put in a 97 motor.
Good luck.
Forum: 1997 - 2003 F150 07-13-2016, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By Bluegrass 7
Replacing the Alternator will likely do it but...

Replacing the Alternator will likely do it but you never completed troubleshooting to confirm it.
All you needed to do is check the voltage action at the battery for a rise after starting then...
Forum: 1997 - 2003 F150 07-10-2016, 10:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 272
Posted By Bluegrass 7
Get a copy of the Haynes Manual and look on pages...

Get a copy of the Haynes Manual and look on pages 12-19 and 12-20 for the TPS, wire color codes and where they go.
Then you know what your looking at.
A faulty TPS causes transmission shifting...
Forum: 1997 - 2003 F150 07-10-2016, 09:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 485
Posted By Bluegrass 7
You should have looked at the procedure involving...

You should have looked at the procedure involving this before taking anything apart.
A valve is hitting it's piston on one or more cylinders preventing rotation.
Now the cams have to be removed...
Forum: 1997 - 2003 F150 07-09-2016, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By Bluegrass 7
What codes do you have? Did an exhaust manifold...

What codes do you have?
Did an exhaust manifold brake open?
You can tell with a little effort where the noise is coming from.
Easier than taking things apart first..

Good luck.
Forum: 1997 - 2003 F150 07-04-2016, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 201
Posted By Bluegrass 7
Misfires in Ford Gas engine.

......There are 4 major causes of misfires.
1. Spark plug and boot related.
2. Coil related.
3. Fuel related.
4. Cylinder mechanical issues.
......How is misfire detected?
A. The system...
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