Chip Install: 2012 Ford F-150 3.5L

Chip Install: 2012 Ford F-150 3.5L

Ford F-150 On the 2012 Ford F-150 3.5L, the intake air temp sensor is built into the Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor. The MAP/IAT Sensor is located on the top of the engine mounted to the intake. At the IAT Sensor, the wire colors are: Violet/Gray = IAT Signal ( + )Yellow/Green = Signal Return ( – ) Does your vehicle have a similar problem? Get connected to a Live Q&A session with a certified Auto Mechanic and get your answers on this problem now!

Read More

2000 Ford F-150 NOx Emissions

2000 Ford F-150 NOx Emissions

Ford F-150 On the 2000 Ford F-150 with the 5.4L engine, the NOx being high is usually most associated with a problem in the EGR System. The NOx means there is too much exhaust gas not being recycled properly and this very well could produce a knock or ping. So, best place to start here is by checking all the vacuum lines to/from the EGR Valve, EGR Pressure Feedback Sensor and EGR Control Solenoid making sure there are no cracks, holes or loose connections (inspect these carefully! This is common, especially at…

Read More

2000 Ford F-150 P1504 IAC Valve

2000 Ford F-150 P1504 IAC Valve

Ford F-150 On the 2000 Ford F-150, the P1504 is pointing to a problem in the Idle Air Control System. The IAC Valve is located on the top of the engine, mounted to the side of the throttle body. With the key on / engine off, take a voltage reading at the electrical connector. The voltage should be 10.5v or greater. If not, there is a problem in the circuit. Inspect the wire harness for any loose, broken of damaged wires. If the voltage checks ok, take an Ohms reading across the…

Read More

2003 Ford F150 DLC No Communication

2003 Ford F150 DLC No Communication

Ford F150 On the 2003 Ford F150, if you plug your code reader or scan-tool into the Diagnostic Connector and the scan-tool or reader will not turn on or read any p-codes, the Diagnostic Connector is on the same circuit as the Cigar Lighter. This is fuse number “F2.3” in the fuse box located under the driver’s side dash. If the fuse blows after replacement, then the problem will be in the Cigar Lighter receptacle. Remove the lighter assembly and make sure there are no broken or damaged wires. If the…

Read More

2002 Ford F150 P1507 IAC Valve

2002 Ford F150 P1507 IAC Valve

Ford F150 On the 2002 Ford F150, the P1507 is a fairly straight forward code pointing to a fault with the Idle Air Control (IAC) Valve. Inspect the air duct tubes for any cracks, holes or loose/missing connections. Visually inspect the electrical connector to the IAC for any loose, broken or damaged wires. Inspect the throttle body for any binding, build-up or air leaks. If the visual inspection checks ok, replacing the IAC Valve should solve the problem. You can find the IAC located on the top, driver’s side, mounted to the…

Read More

2004 Ford F150 P0119 Temp Sensor

2004 Ford F150 P0119 Temp Sensor

Ford F150 On the 2004 Ford F150, the P0119 and P1289 when set together, both point to a fault with the Cylinder Head Temp Sensor. This sensor is mounted to the cylinder head, and is located under the Intake Manifold. The Intake will need to be removed to gain proper access. Inspect the electrical connector and wire harness looking for any loose, broken or damaged wires. If the visual inspection checks ok, replacing the Cylinder Head Temp Sensor should solve the problem. On the 5.4L engine, the CHT sensor is…

Read More