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post #1 of 3 Old 05-12-2011, 06:30 AM Thread Starter Rookie
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no acceleration with engine light

I'm new to site but been creeping here for a while. Its a great site with tons of information, but cant seem to find my exact problems so hopefully some of you can help. I have 97 F250 and here lately I have noticed that when traveling at low speeds my truck wants to either go fast or not at all. When I push go pedal it travels a bit, but its like you cant just give it a little fuel. It goes from an idol to what seems like 1/2 throttle. Today I noticed that I was trying to give a little fuel and it took off like that, I let up and feathered throttle again and no response at all and the service engine light came on I let off throttle, light went off and throttle worked again. This did this to me three times this morning. Any suggestions?

I also have other problem. I noticed that my odometer is not recording miles. Well it records them, but when truck is turned off it goes back to a certain number. I thought it did that last year, but then started working and could not confirm it. Now its been doing this for about 3 weeks. Thanks for any help you can offer.
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post #2 of 3 Old 05-12-2011, 07:55 AM
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Sounds like your TPS (throttle position sensor) is going bad. Its located on the pedal but I havent a clue where to buy it at

as for the Odometer. Id have a garage get that in writing cause it could be an issue when you sell it or have to do anything with the title

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Ford is probably the only place. Or pop it off and clean it up with electrical cleaner sometimes you get lucky.

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