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Tiny
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I have a 2001 Ford F-150 Supercrew 4X4, 5.4 Ltr Triton engine, with 61,840 miles.
Recently it has started giving me an intermittent heat sensing problem. After I drive for about 10 minutes at normal temperature my temp gauge maxis out and the engine runs on what feels and sounds like one cylinder. I then turn my engine off and restart finding the temp back to normal and the engine running on all 8 cylinders. Also, there must be some type of back pressure problem because when I exit my truck there is a very strong odor of anti-freeze creeping out from under the hood. At the same time my heat sensor problem started I now have intermittent problems with my heater not working. With all said I thought I had a bad thermostat so I replaced it and found I still have the same problems Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you, Randall
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Saturday, February 10th, 2007 AT 6:18 PM

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Tiny
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The intermittant loss of heat is probably from the coolant level dropping. There is a chance of a headgasket problem going on. That would explain the overheating condition, coolant loss and missfire.


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Don't put this problem off. feel free to continue here!
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Saturday, February 10th, 2007 AT 7:51 PM

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