Will not stay running

Tiny
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  • 2006 FORD EXPEDITION
  • 5.4L
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 200,000 MILES
Engine will start and run rough, can drive about 10-20 MPH for a bit then stalls out but will start again. Idles rough.

typically a bad coil pack when it does this in past, but this is worse.

local shop replaced coil pack and plugs but that was not this issue.

they say it may be something internal: timing chain, compression issues, something they do not want to do on the Ford 5.4 engine. Claim it will be $12, 00.00 at minimum on an issue like this will be.

any ideas on what it could be and if this is a reasonable quote?

Thanks
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Monday, May 17th, 2021 AT 6:12 AM

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Tiny
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Hello my name is Dave.

First thing we need to know is if there are any codes in the computer. I would think there would be a check engine light on with the symptoms you have described. Here is a link to our tutorial on how to retrieve the codes in the computer:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/checking-a-service-engine-soon-or-check-engine-light-on-or-flashing

If you can get the codes and let us know what they are that would be greatly helpful in narrowing down what your problem is. If there are no codes I would be suspicious of the ECU itself.

If you can let us know the results when you retrieve the codes we will be happy to help you track down the problem. We look forward to hearing back from you and thank you for using 2CarPros!
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Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 AT 4:22 AM

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