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Old 03-21-2013, 08:55 AM
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Irratic RPMs

so this morning when i got on base, I was trying to cruise at 30mph, and the RPMs would got up to about 1500 or so then fall to idle then back up then back down! finally I just hit the gas instead of trying to cruise, and it seem to have kick out of it. Has anyone else experienced this? what could be the cause? truck is a 2003, 7.3, extended cab lariat 4x4..
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:00 AM
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i had an issue recently similar to this. I couldn't "soft pedal" my truck at low rpms. Mine ended up being a bad ipr valve. If you can get live read outs check the icp pressure and ipr duty cycle percentage.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:31 AM
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try cleaning the TPS and its connector..there's alot of grime down at the floorboard to weaken sensor connections.
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:23 PM
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Mine started this several days ago. I have been monitoring it with my scan gauge. Every time the rpm's get erratic my ipr duty cycle is dropping. Ordered a new ipr from riffraffdiesel.com today. Dealer wanted $250, dieselorings.com was at $205 but sold out. Got it from riffraffdiesel for $178. Talked to Clay at Riff Raff as I wanted to make sure it was a new Motorcraft part same as the one from the dealer. He was super nice and assured me it was a new genuine Motorcraft part.
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:13 PM
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Got my new IPR today from riffraffdiesel.com Wow that was fast! Thanks Clay! Got it installed and truck is running much better. Only took it for a quick spin but seams to have solved my loss of power and vibration issues as well. I will update tomorrow.
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:00 PM
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Truck does run 100% better, low end power and throttle response is what appears almost like normal. Still has a slight vibration at low RMP's, but a lot better.
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