Had a code P0171 only and repaired vacuum leak. What could keep causing a skip or lugging type feeling driving the vehicle after repairs to leak and can I fix it?
I have a 2003 Ford F-150 and just recently it started running rough like it wanted to stall out at stops and had a skipping type feeling while accelerating. I had a parts store check the check engine soon light and a P0171 code appeared. I found a vacuum leak at rear of intake at the elbow on the pvc valve hose. I replaced the hose and cleared the computer and it still has the lugging or skipping feeling while accelerating.
I would appreciate some help if you don't mind on what you guys think it can be. I don't know if cleaning the maf sensor will help or not, truck was running great until the vacuum leak started and I really do not have the money because I have been out of work for over a month because I was diagnosis with terminal cancer and had my left kidney removed and cancer is in my right one as well but just has started attacking it and there is no cure for my type of cancer.
Sorry to bother you guys with my personal problems but any help would be very much appreciated because I'll be doing this myself. Thanks!
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 AT 12:16 AM