2001 Ford Truck Lack of take off power and poor gas milage

  • 2001 FORD TRUCK
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • 147,000 MILES
I have a loss of power mostly on the take off. I have owned this truck from day one and I have taken very good care of it. I just pumped the Trans. And put a new filter in. Oil chang every 3000 miles with filter. Just changed fuil filter. That did help but not right yet. I have read about a idle air control valve that should be cleaned. I don't know where it is or the best way to clean it. Also had ford change my plugs @85000 miles. She just is slow to reach driveing speeds. I am not a hot rod kind of person but I do run with the traffic. I seem to have to give it more gas than I use to to reach these speeds. My MPG have drooped also. I check every tank so I know how she is doing. In the last year slowly she has gone from 17.4 MPG to 12.85 MPG I have used Sea Fome to clean up the fule system. Any help would be nice. She starts and runs very nice and I would go any where in her and not worry. Do you think it's just the miles on her that hads knocked down my MPG? Thanks Oh yes she is a 2001 f150 5.4 2 wheel dr. Auto.
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Sunday, June 13th, 2010 AT 2:15 PM

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Inspect and test all the following listed below:

Oxygen sensor.
Catalytic converter.
Fuel injectors dirty/sticking.
Mass airflow sensor/Airflow meter.
Throttle position sensor.
Manifold absolute pressure sensor.
EGR Valve
Fuel pressure regulator leaking, fuel filter or defective fuel pump.
False air leakage.
Fuel contamination.
Foul/defective spark plugs.
Open spark plug wires.
Ignition coil/Coil packs defective.
Incorrect ignition timing.
Cap and rotor.

Note:If it doesn't apply disregard.
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