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Jeremy, Certified Diesel Technician/Electrician
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Starts and then dies periodically. Cant drive just off of

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Starts and then dies periodically. Cant drive just off of idle.. wants to either idle or go faster. just off of idle the throttle cuts in and out. my guess is pedal assembly.
JA: How many miles are on the car? What size is the engine?
Customer: 316,000 7.3 power stroke
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 02
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes. nothing just now reserching
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Jeremy replied 2 months ago.

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Are you getting a check engine light? Sometimes whe nthe TPS is acting up like that with dead spots in it, it will code out.

You can swap a new TPS in which is 2 screws and a plug on the side of the pedal or you can test it with a ohm meter. If you want to test with a ohm meter, unplug it, set to ohms, touch pin 1 and pin 2, then as you slowly press the pedal, watch the numbers. If at anytime you see OL anywhere, the TPS is bad.

Rule that out since it is the most common for that issue you have. If it remains, then I suggest checking the oil if you haven't changed it in awhile and then if you have a scanner that can see the live data, see what the ICP is showing for pressure to make sure the IPR isn't acting up on you. The IPR can have trash in it or it can be acting up and causing that spool valve to stick and overfuel/underfuel the engine making it act like a TPS.


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