A police report was filed. Goodluck and make sure you ask if you have anymore questions as there are plenty of people on here that are willing to help. Try these things and see if the performance of the truck improves, if not, or if a few issues still linger come back for help whenever you need it. The fire started under the hood in front of the driver's side. Like the high pitched squeal, this doesn't happen all the time, only periodically.
Some shop owners have found success with a HeliCoil kit, as this mechanic explains: As a mechanic shop owner, I am very familiar with this particular Ford problem of spark plugs blowing out of cylinder heads. The fuel filter may be clogged, starving your engines at high speeds which might explains the near stalling at highway speeds. A dirty airfilter also causes a choking of the engine just like the fuel filter. Goodluck and make sure you ask if you have anymore questions as there are plenty of people on here that are willing to help. Ford suggests installing Lock-N-Stitch thread inserts in the heads.
If the spark plugs have never been changed, or haven't for a long time, you could be get a bad combustion in your cylinders causing a loss of power sometimes. Nevertheless, the problem persists and one buying a vehicle with a 2 valve 5. Problems emerge when rubberized covers on the coil boot deteriorate and cause the spark to hit the plug well instead of the plug. That is what Ford technicians do advise to this day, despite the cost involved. Problem data is gathered from and is based solely on reports received from vehicle owners. It was a popular option all the way from its inception in 1996 to 2010, in all of its iterations. The threads in the aluminum heads have enough problems as it is.
Now one thing about the transmission, change the fluid and filter. I advise you to try and fix this problem your self. This is the same truck that has already been recalled once, still have a burn mark on the master cylinder reservoir from where it almost burst into flames in my driveway one day, thank god I just so happened to have the hood up to replace my coolant when it happened, or the whole truck would have burnt down, I managed to pull the fuse before it did, but for this to happen on top of that is ridiculous. Ignition System Issues My research included all versions of the 5. First of all, a blown spark plug will completely strip the threading of the aluminum head. Spark Plugs Popping Out Of Aluminum Heads A couple theories exist on why spark plugs in Fords are ejecting from the their cylinders. A dirty airfilter also causes a choking of the engine just like the fuel filter.
I've replaced plugs on quite a few 5. Some can argue that there are not enough threads in the head for the spark plug to grab on to. Airfilters are pretty cheap and it takes about a minute to change that lol. It is still a bit of a mystery of why this happens in the first place. The coil packs and plug wires may be bad as well, but try the other things first and see if the performance improves.
A fire report was available. Over time, vibrations, salt, and water do irreparable damage to the casing and dirt enters the driver module causing short circuits and making permanent damage to the smart junction box. On the morning of June 5, 20007, the vehicle appeared fine until she heard the neighbors screaming. Another significant problem is the failure of the fuel pump driver module. The coil packs and plug wires may be bad as well, but try the other things first and see if the performance improves.
The miss has left, and it came underload. This truck has a great amount of sentimental value to me, and if it can be fixed, I would rather fix it than buy something new. Eventually someone named Raptor05121 will probably post on here with more accurate solutions, thats why we call him the Professor on here lol. You can use a piece of vacuum hose or fuel hose over the end of the plug to get it started in the hole. Next remove the brace from the power steering reservoir to thermostat housing. I am somewhat of a Ford person and am not here to bash Ford, however I would like to clarify what happens in this situation. Go to any parts store and pick up belt dressing spray, only a couple of bucks, and spray it on the belt while your engine is idling.
After Ford recognized this problem, they offered a slightly redesigned replacement part which is not in direct contact with the steel frame. Their focus is on safety-related issues. The plugs are way down in the hole which is why I use the extension then the swivel. It seems that the O rings found in the control… The front airbags on your vehicle are set up to discharge any time a 10 mph collision happens. You will also need to take the two fuel lines off with that special tool to let the fuel rail come with the plenum. Right rear spark plug blew completely out on trip from wyoming to vermont. If they go undetected, these problems can lead to the premature failure of the entire engine, or at least a big repair bill.
Blown spark plug, which damaged the driver's side head. The problem was so common that numerous aftermarket specialists did, in fact, provide tools and solutions to drill, retap, and rethread the spark plug hole in the head. Whatever works best for you is good. I'm getting some pinging at highway speeds 75-80mph , if I use 89 octane it goes away. Then start taking out each coil pack, after removal blow each chamber out … with air gun. The truck was like new and everything was in working order. The contact stated that her vehicle was parked in front of her house on June 4, 2007.
Next you can actually remove the plugs. Just make sure to have the work evaluated and done by a trusted mechanic. If you can't get them most of the way in by hand with the hose take a look and see why not. Thus the dirt and salt build-up is evaded. Fortunately the fire was only temporary and went out when I stopped the truck and killed the engine, but there obviously had been a fire at some point. I am a mechanic and here is how i did mine.