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Old 11-15-2018, 08:23 AM
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Thank you! I think Ive finally convinced my husband through all the info the others have provided me to look back into their suggestions rather than proceeding with the TC. Im terrified now that the CAT will be trash due to how long weve put this off.
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Sorry Mandy, I've been on vacay for a few days so I'm just catching back up. With 160K on the clock and assuming that none of the coils have been changed, ever, I'd spring for a set of coils (already come with new boots) and new plugs. I'd also get that transmission flushed at the dealer, I believe that on the six speed it's running on average of $200 - $250. Money well spent and the cooling system should be flushed as well.

I promise you, all of this will fall far short of a new TC.

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Old 11-16-2018, 11:58 AM
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Sorry Mandy, I've been on vacay for a few days so I'm just catching back up. With 160K on the clock and assuming that none of the coils have been changed, ever, I'd spring for a set of coils (already come with new boots) and new plugs. I'd also get that transmission flushed at the dealer, I believe that on the six speed it's running on average of $200 - $250. Money well spent and the cooling system should be flushed as well.

I promise you, all of this will fall far short of a new TC.

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OMG!! To ALL you guys that gave your helpful advise... I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!!!!
Wednesday evening my husband followed all the advice given and I believe spent between $300/$400 on parts and did the work himself to replace all. My beautiful baby ran like CHAMP allllll day yesterday & so far today! I see there are a few more things you have recommend & I plan to get to that ASAP. Thanks soooo much for saving me the time & expense of the TC!!!! Yall are the BEST! Many THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!

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Originally Posted by mandy2013! View Post


OMG!! To ALL you guys that gave your helpful advise... I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!!!!
Wednesday evening my husband followed all the advice given and I believe spent between $300/$400 on parts and did the work himself to replace all. My beautiful baby ran like CHAMP allllll day yesterday & so far today! I see there are a few more things you have recommend & I plan to get to that ASAP. Thanks soooo much for saving me the time & expense of the TC!!!! Yall are the BEST! Many THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!

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You are so welcome and come back to visit with us.

Take your bow gentlemen, the lady was gracious enough to keep us in the loop.
 
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You are so welcome and come back to visit with us.

Take your bow gentlemen, the lady was gracious enough to keep us in the loop.
Guys H E L P! Sooo the kids and I left the DFW area yesterday evening to do a quick road trip to San Antonio, the lucky husband got to stay home lol!
Things as I stated above were SPECTACULAR for a couple of days after the spark plugs, boots & whatever that 3rd thing was that I cant seem to remember at the moment were replaced.
Well we were hauling ___ down 35 having a good old time letting the horses run cuz why not, my baby (the truck) was feeling GREAT! All of a sudden I put my foot in it and... She started to shudder, the yellow check engine light began to flash and she went into like a limp mode till the light stopped flashing. Luckily the light didnt stay one but Im DREADING telling the husband the same problem is back. 😲😒😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬
I plan to have the transmission serviced as advised above but damnit Im dreading telling the husband!!
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Did he replace all six coils and plugs? If so, did he at least use the proper Motorcraft plugs?

If so, then I'm leaning towards some moisture ingestion. Did he drill the hole in the intercooler? Some people are dead set against this and that's fine.

There could be other issues but these are the most simple and the most common.
 
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I plan to have the transmission serviced as advised above
That isn't a bad thing to do but it absolutely will NOT fix the problem that is making the check engine light flash. The ONLY thing that can make the check engine light flash is misfire. You still have a problem, but the transmission isn't the cause.
 
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Did he replace all six coils and plugs? If so, did he at least use the proper Motorcraft plugs?

If so, then I'm leaning towards some moisture ingestion. Did he drill the hole in the intercooler? Some people are dead set against this and that's fine.

There could be other issues but these are the most simple and the most common.
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Yes sir, did drill the hole and was surprised by what came out. He also did the plugs, boots and I want to say ignition switchs but that last thing could be wrong (female brain). I just know if I tell him its acting up again hes gonna give me the speech about I told you it was the TC but I just did what you wanted me to blah blah blah.
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The only advice that I can offer at this point is to take it to the dealer and have the code(s) read and then go from there.
 
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Originally Posted by mandy2013! View Post
I just know if I tell him its acting up again hes gonna give me the speech about I told you it was the TC but I just did what you wanted me to blah blah blah.
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Tell him I said that the torque converter CANNOT make the check engine light flash. The problem is in the engine, not the torque converter.
 
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Need to get the codes read. Most likely you have a cracked plug. New does not always mean good.
 
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It could also be a fuel injector, a problem with the wiring to a coil, or a problem with the wiring to an injector.
 


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