Well, that is why you are the expert. Thank you, it finally passed inspection. Here was the total scenerio for those battling this beast in the future. 2000 ford taurus DOHC came to me running rough with engine light on. The codes were P-1151 lack of HO2S21 switches-sensor indicate lean, 301 misfire cyl #1, 302 cyl #2, 303 cyl #3, 171 fuel system lean, 174 fuel system lean, 1506 Idle air control over speed error. I first started with new plugs, platnuim paying attention to the temp range that is required and the gap. I sprayed the engine while it was running to listen for changes in the idle and determined the upper intake gasket was leaking. I changed both because if one is bad, the other probably is and they came as a set. Haynes manual gives a high torque spec to the intake to head bolts so torque to 89 INCH LBS. Replaced a set of bolts. This improved the performance greatly but didnt kill the 1506 code. I sprayed again for intake leaks and was confident that there was no more vacuum leaks. I replaced the IAC (twice, cause I thought the first one was bad. It didnt change the engine speed when I unplugged it but later found out that it wasnt bad.) I did more research and arrived at the DPFe sensor (EGR system sensor)and replaced it. It helped the high idle again but no good for the code. In between each of these 'fixes' I conducted the drive cycles and cleared all monitor except one or two and then 1506 would pop up. Spent a few bucks in gas for that. So, I got on here and PROTECH1980 gave me the advice to change out the PCV. It IS located in the center of the valley under everything. I had to remove the intake and fuel rail to get to it as it was under the wiring harness. Thank you for all your help.
P.S. How are you with a '97 T&C with a p0700?
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 AT 11:23 PM