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Ok, we had an issue with my step dad's 1994 ford f-150 4x4. It is an extended cab, with a 302 v-8, that a couple weeks ago revved up on its own, which has since been fixed. It was due to a sticking throttle cable, but, when it revved up, the transmission jumped into reverse on its own. Since then, it has happened a couple of times, even with the sticking throttle issue resolved. My question is, has anyone ever heard of this happening? If so, how common is it, and what are possible fixes for this issue?
"devil" started this topic at the Ford E4OD transmission thread. I moved the question here for replies on the subject: "My 1988 Ford F150 302 V-8 engine cranks then bogs. Won't start. Battery goes dead quickly. Changed coil, ignition module, distributor cap, should be on top dead center. Had starter checked is good. Getting gas can smell it. What else could i check? What could be wrong?"—devil devil...Check the engine codes. Years ago, I purchased an inexpensive code reader for our 1987 Ford F150 4x4. It simply plugs into the diagnostic socket and will recover codes. (Auto Zone and others will read codes for free.) If you can't drive to the store, that's another story. Here's the Auto Zone offering for the scanner: http://www.autozone.com/test-scan-and-specialty-tools/code-reader/actron-obd-i-code-scanner/2396_0_0/. If there is not a stored code, we can discuss this further...For $15, the tool is well worth having. Moses
So you like your Ford trucks? What vintage? I've been at it with Ford light and medium-duty trucks since I was fourteen-years-old—I just turned 64, so that makes it a half century now! My experience reaches to the pre-WWII V-8 era, and the ever popular F-trucks became the topic for my Bentley Publishers book, the Ford F-Series Pickup Owner's Bible. I teethed on Ford flathead V-8s and the Y-block engines and can talk to that technology till I run out of breath. Whether its an 8BA, 8RT or 8CM flathead or a 239, 256, 272, 292 or 312 Y-block V-8, I know vintage Ford F-truck performance! Want to talk about ECZ heads for a 312? FE big-blocks, from '65-up, the 460, a small-block 302, 351W or 351M/400? Been there, happy to discuss! The Triton, the Navistar diesel, you name it, I'll join the conversation... I know Ford 4x4 trucks from the beginning, can rebuild a Gemmer steering gear to factory spec, and I've restored both a '55 F100 (in the late 'sixties) and an '87 F150 4x4 (in the 'nineties). I did mechanical restoration work professionally, with a focus on vintage steering gears and automatic transmissions. Did Ford and Gemmer steering, B-W automatics, C-4 and C-6 and all manual transmissions. (Click to enlarge photos, members have access to photos—all for free!) Troubleshooting, modifications, upgrades? Join the forums, post topics, expect replies...We'll get others involved, too! Moses
When I wrote the Ford F-Series Pickup Owner's Bible (Bentley Publishers) in the early 1990s, I included years of personal involvement with Ford truck products. From the flathead V-8 and Y-block eras, FE and small-block eras, to the modern diesels and gasoline Triton engines, Ford F-trucks have made an indelible mark. I know these engines and powertrains intimately and look forward to the growth of this Ford F-truck community forum. Loyal owners, enthusiasts and restorers, from the earliest F-1, -2 and -3 models to the contemporary F-trucks, can share their pride and insights around these trucks...I began my Ford truck work with a 1938 flathead pickup, owned a '51 F-3 pickup, restored a '55 F100 with a Y-block, rebuilt and blueprinted muscle car era FE V-8s, and worked with later model Ford trucks, including Navistar diesel power and Triton engines. As a Ford technology guy, I will drop into the discussion from time to time!—Moses Ludel