Ford Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
More than likely you have a bad coil or coils on the engine. Ford plays a little trick when it sees a misfire on a cylinder. Instead of setting a code and turning on the check engine light, the truck turns off the injector to whatever cylinder is misfiring. Most good techs know how to find the Mode 6 data from the computer, and that will tell them what coil(s) are misfiring. As for your DPFE, most likely the port to the valve is clogged, that can be cleaned with a stiff piece of wire and should get the code to stop setting.
Ted when I pulled the valve there was some fibre like material in one of the lines on the valve
I found some fibre like material (dirt) in one of the tubes on the valve...I had the codes read at the dealer and an auto pro service station..both said the DPFE...neither mention the spark plug coils...are these a big deal to change can I do it myself?
I had the code read at ford dealership and an auto pro service station. Neither one mentioned that the problem could be a coil but was the dpfe sensor. Are the spark plug coils a big deal to change and can I do it myself without taking it in to a dealer?
sorry for the repeat
I'm surprised that the Ford dealer didn't address your coil/rough running issue. It is not hard to replace the coils but they get kind of pricey. If they were just looking at a fix for the code I suppose they may have disregarded how the truck ran.
should they be able to identify which coil or coils ...should they all be replaced if only one is identified ?...the truck has 209,000 kilometers
Hi Ted...not sure if I am supposed to be rating your answer until we are finished discussing the issue...so I will rate your response once we are done
thanks for for help
Hi Ted...I dont see the answer to my last question regarding identification of faulty coils by the code reader or tech...you said mode 6 ...will that mode identify an issue or pinpoint a paticular coil ?...if one or two are faulty should they all be replaced due to the milelage 209,000 kilometers?
Ted...one other thing I forgot to mention because it happens so rarely...on my way home from work today the truck ran smoothly...it will do this occasionaly....would you still think that it is a coil problem....if one was misfiring would it not do it all the time?
during the winter months I remember thinking maybe the problem had gone away because it ran so well...come spring it would sometimes buck like horse....now it is more like the engine hesitating( jerking) but not vilently...I will take it in to get scanned looking directly for a faulty coil....anything else that could cause similar issues?.. ERT,MAF ,O2 sensors....catalytic converter?