I followed the FORD drive cycle to the letter 3 times then after that diod not work I decided to try resetin everything and doing the drive cycle, that did not work. Went on a trip drove over 900 miles in about 3 days time multiple starts when destination was reached and then except for the occasional bathroom gas stop It was a straight drive. Still no go. I talked to ford they have no idea, But they will be glad to bring it in and take a look at it for standard labor rate! I replaced 2 O2 sensors and than drove around normal stuff for a week still no go tried drive cycle again still no go, Last thing done was another weekend trip that was 365 miles one way and 300 of those was driven straight thru on the way down on the way back we stopped at some sites. The car runs and drives great no problems at all that I can see, there is a small dead spot I noticed last night in the gas pedal but its hardly noticable at all but it is there don't know for how long its been there. The problem is Illinois will not pass unless ALL sensors are ok so that kinda bites. I also Do not have a lot of money to throw at the problem it all kind of hit at a slow point in work. I have been out an additional 20 bucks buying 10 day trip permits for which I can only get 1 more of this year for this car! I Did check the EGR valve and tube and it all appears good with 0 blockage in the pipe.
I should also mention that I know how to and do work an all my vehicles including my 7.3 diesel so I am not afraid of getting dirty but I have no where to turn and I am not going to start throwing parts at it. One last thing as I knwo this is a rambling post, I did talk to a police car mechanic and he talked to another guy and according to them the car needs to be driven. That is the only answer I get from anyone it seems. If it turns out to be something real expensive I am just going to register the car in my bros name at my house and at least I will get a year or 2 of driving into it before it has to be tested.
Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 AT 10:39 AM