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Old 07-12-2005, 05:24 PM   #1
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Any ford mechanics in Texas area

I need to find any ford mechanics in texas to check out my car i dont know whats wrong with it. it sputters bad at idle the rpm drop alot below one like its gonna turn off. This started to happen after my 421 header install. i swap out two o2 for new ones but no luck.
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Old 07-12-2005, 07:23 PM   #2
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Did you unhook the battery during the install? This will allow the computer to "reset" and take readings with the newly found airflow. I'm not a mechanic, but give it a try. (keep it unhooked for about 15 minutes or so)
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Old 07-12-2005, 09:24 PM   #3
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you need to get the o2 cheater harness, it should fix the problem.
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Old 07-13-2005, 12:07 AM   #4
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i do have the harness.
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Old 07-13-2005, 07:18 AM   #5
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it could be the egr valve or do u have a mil eliminator and if so did u put it on the second o2 sensor the first one measure o2 from engine the second measure o2 form cat basicaly the second one is there to make sure ur cat is workin so with a tri y header u need the mil
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Old 07-14-2005, 05:13 PM   #6
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where are you?? I am in Austin and could give you a hand.
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Old 07-14-2005, 08:51 PM   #7
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im in san antonio ill drive to austin if you can give me a hand but im not off till next tuesday, i have to go to san marcos on tuesday for a docs follow up. You can email me and ill give you more info @focusonthisz@yahoo.com
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Old 07-19-2005, 11:24 AM   #8
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I'm from SA too. I'd love to see what you have done to your focus as I used to have 2001 zx3 myself. Hit me up if you ever want to get together for a bit. Most of my tuner friends are usually honda tuners, so I'm the only real domestic in the group.
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Old 07-19-2005, 01:01 PM   #9
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Hey yeah thats cool we should get together one day. Normally on friday nights we all meet up at the Best buy on san pedro around 9:30 till the cops kick us out. its pretty cool ive seen a few foccis but not many. You drive an SVT?
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Old 07-19-2005, 05:14 PM   #10
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did you figure out the problem? I work at a dallas area ford dealer, don't know for sure but it
kinda sounds like a idle air control valve?
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