Go to the junkyard and buy an IAC valve off a ford taurus for $5. They're identical. If it doesn't fix your problem, take it back. :Roll:
On another note, I have run into that problem. Ironically it was with an 88 f-150 as well. Not saying this is your problem, but mine turned out to be a bad coolant temp sensor. It read the engine as never warming up, so it kept the cold idle speed (which is significantly higher when the engine is warm than when it's cold) as well as never letting the engine go into closed loop mode. So the oxygen sensor was never referenced in order to correct the cold enrichment fuel trim it was constantly running on, thus a lot of unburnt fuel was being dumped into the exhuast system where it ignited as it pleased. Very annoying.
Just out of curiousity, the oxygen sensor is hooked up, right? I know some guys who unhook them just to get the engine to run richer. Bad, bad, bad.
Sunday, August 19th, 2007 AT 2:47 AM