Brain buster Hello, this is my first time here and I have a real brain buster I need help with. I am the original owner of a 2005 Ford E150 5.4L van with the Sherrod package with just over…
Hello, this is my first time here and I have a real brain buster I need help with.
I am the original owner of a 2005 Ford E150 5.4L van with the Sherrod package with just over 100,000 mile on it. The problem I have been experiencing is the van has a very hard start. Sometimes I've had to crank the engine as many as 18 times before she starts. Once she starts I won't have the problem the rest of the day. Here is what has been done to the van by Ford dealer mechanics who by the way have also consulted with their Ford factory reps. I''ll start with the list of sensors first: crank, cylinder head temp, crank and cam. Other parts changed: 3 fuel pumps, fuel pump module, fuel filter, fuel pump and module relays. Cleaned: throttle body, computer contacts. Repaired: 2 broken wires in the dash leading to the speedo, dent removed from fuel tank (ex wife hit who knows what in the road 2 years ago) Fuel pressure reads to be 40 PSI and the it's not throwing any codes whatsoever. I have kept up with all the maintenance over the years and yes the spark plugs were changed out at the 100,000 mile mark. Except for the exterior paint the van is in near new condition and purrs like a kitten when it is running and she's got a tow package as well. Has anyone out there ever been plagued by this same problem. The Ford people have basically given up and I don't really wanna scrap this van, it's still got a lot of life left in it. Thank you