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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,000 miles

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2002 Ford F-150 exhaust system problems

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2002 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 012004

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles


Normal every day use. Service engine soon light turns on dpfe sensor and or egr valve has failed. From what I've researched in forums it is a very common failure amongst Ford. Engines that suffer this idle very rough, at times so much that the engine stalls out when it comes to a stop. At first I changed the air and fuel filter thinking this might solve the problem. Soon after I had my truck scanned for trouble codes(obd II) and discovered the above mentioned problem. Every shop I've taken my truck for estimates has told me this is a very common defect with Ford.

- Carson, CA, USA

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