Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Scarborough Ontario
my 01 had that grind-ie feeling in the gas peddel too
I forgot all about it - though I have no idea what made it stop doing that
a year and a bit back , I had a coil replaced - the mechanic came out to the waiting area to try to sell me the "fuel injection service" 'cause "ford recomends it now"
(thought to myself ah-ha , this is why my father was paying over 4 hun everytime he got a coil replaced)
possiable the mechanic lubed the cables or throttle body ??
from new this 01 has had a hunger for coils - the coil on plug type , my 95 mercurey with a 4.6 and coil packs never needed more than a battery & alternator
5.4 2 valve motors have a habbit of blowing out spark plugs ... spark plugs in 3 valve motors break when trying to remove them
so , this in mind ^ , instead of trying to beat the price down if you want that truck - I'd ask for a brand new set of coils and a set of installed spark plugs
spark plug thread fix was 3 hun , + 5 hun to install 7 other plugs ..... and whatever coils are worth ...
I'm far from impressed with this ... so much so that I'd say if the seller is a dealer and won't change out the plugs and coils , walk away , and don't go back 'cause somebody's gonna have to replace them and it's much better if it's not you , doing them 1 at a time as they fail
thinking now , if I were doing that ^ I'd take the truck for 1 more test drive - just so I could go and mark a couple of the coils - towards the back of the motor
that way I can tell at a glance if they changed them ...before I pay for it