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Two items, 1. This week: in first gear climbing a

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Two items,
1. This week: in first gear climbing a significant grade, the engine seems to be "over revving"
2. climbing mountains of western North Carolina today,
computer just threw p0021 and p0011.
resultant behavior: climbing mountains, as the engine needs to downshift I can press my accelerator to the floor with no response
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 9 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose), my normal schedule online is around lunch and after dinner till early morning.

Have you done any diagnostic steps for these codes yet and do you need those steps?

Any running issues noticed?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
No other diagnostics done.
Was driving home from Thanksgiving when the codes threw. I had a lot of heavy higher gear climbing to get from Atlanta back in to NC. When we came off the interstate onto the highway, as truck downshifted, the engine shimmy'ed and seemed to want to stall, but I applied gas and it pushed through.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 9 months ago.

These codes are related to the timing and variable cam timing. I recommend adding one gallon of kerosene to the oil. Run the engine at 2000 rpms for one minute. Then an hour later run it again for a minute at 2000 rpms. Then drain the oil and filter over night, refill with the correct oil and filter. In the event the issues come back then you will need to start replacing parts or doing diag that is going to be hard to come to a conclusion on if the issue is not occurring at the time of testing. The cam timing components are highly controlled by engine oil quality, viscosity, flow, and pressure. The more common causes of these codes are faulty cam phasers and VCT solenoids. If the Ford pinpoint tests are needed let me know and I will upload those. My files are down for maintenance but will be up later if those tests are needed.

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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Does the overrevving have anything to do with these sensors or is that a separate item?
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 9 months ago.

Yes both concerns can be effected by these codes.

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 9 months ago.

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Thanks Chris