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Old 10-24-2004, 08:13 PM   #11
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bwojdyla Great work Thanks I'll check mine in the morning

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Old 10-24-2004, 09:20 PM   #12
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OK, I got the hose assembly as they call it and a new PCV valve.....

Uhm.......... It kinda helped a little...... It still stumbles faintly while idling... It use to come and go.. I even swapped the air filter box with the MAF with the one on my fathers car to see if the MAF was the problem.. Nah.....

I geuss I could swap every sensor and part one by one until I figure it out.. Sure....

Well, I guess I just have to wait till the check engine light goes on.. I can't diagnose it otherwise.... About the recall thing, I was just blowing off some steam...

Anyways, Thanks for the help.. and good luck, I'll keep my eyes posted for any info this sites fans put up.
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Old 10-26-2004, 09:10 AM   #13
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wait. pcv and hose asy? did you do the front or the back or both? The hose that was bad was the one that hooks into the intake manifold just below the throttle body. btw, I fixed mine last night and I was too lazy to post pics but I'll get to it tonight. How-to form as is the standard.

Funny story on it too. From the Ford parts database, it looks like Ford has fixed the problem by putting a metal elbow at the spot where the hole is, however, that updated part was not available at the dealership so i was just like... eff it, I'll just get the old school style. It lasted 100k miles before, if I have to replace it again in another hundred thousand, I really wont mind so much. New rear PCV hose: $15. 1 new hose clamp at hardware store: $0.65. Beautiful smooth idle again: Priceless.
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Old 10-26-2004, 04:45 PM   #14
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This clamp was the biggest pain in the butt of the whole process. I could not for the life of me figure out how to get it off
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Old 10-26-2004, 04:48 PM   #15
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Now that its off the car, its fairly obvious how it works. Since I mangled it up pretty good getting it off, I just went to the hardware store and picked up a new hose clamp. To get the other end off, I just slit the hose with a razor blade. It made things much easier since the hose was pretty well baked on there.
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Old 10-26-2004, 04:52 PM   #16
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Here's the new part next to the old part... they sure are exactly the same!
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Part number for those of you interested in fixing your own.
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uuuummmmm, yeahh. I'd say that would cause a little vacuum leak. just a little one.
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To install the new part I just lubed up the insides of the hose with some good old WD40 and pushed the ends on. I put the hose clamp on, tightened it all up, put the intake back on, hooked up the battery and TA DA! no more stumble, no more CEL. I love it when things work out.
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Looks like one of my stock engine mounts gave up on me this morning. Now the engine is a little jumpy. Im going to go to the Ford Warranty service today. Does anyone know if those focussport engine mounts are worth the money.

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