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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