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Check Engine Light After Hesitation or Stalling on Ford Expedition

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Drivers may notice the engine idling roughly, hesitation to accelerate, and even engine stalling on the Ford Expedition with the Triton V8.

The mass air flow sensor (MAF) is prone to fail, and commonly is diagnosed as the faulty component when these issues arise.

When the Check Engine Light illuminates, and the diagnosis is a failed MAF, it will require replacement to correct the issue. 

Ensuring the air filter is installed properly, and sealed to the air filter housing, can help prevent MAF sensor issues. 

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 152,682 (95,000–280,000)
Engines affected: 4.6L V8, 5.4L V8
18 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
86 people reported this problem
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Rough idle and sometimes would experience intermitant hesitation at ignition and at acceleration. Sometimes would almost stall in traffic when pressing on the gas pedal or would be going 50 mph and the vehicle would begin to jerk as if it couldn't get enough gas and then all of a sudden accelerate.
Check engine (service engine soon)light with rough idle at times. I have been able to get the light to reset by disconnecting negative battery cable to see if it would come back. Took a week for it to show back up the first time. Went to Auto Zone and pulled code. 171 and 174 I think. Do not remember the numbers but the employee said Mass Air Flow Sensor (MAF). $100 for replacement. Had to order. In mean time several videos on you tube. Looks pretty easy and much cheaper than taking it to a shop.
My check engine light is on it has a rough idle has trouble accelerating especially on an incline and I have not fixed it yet
Rough idle sluggish to take off changed multiple plugs and coils code says cam fuse overpower
Hesitation on acceleration on highway. Not fixed yet, was looking for reasons why the engine light is flashing and engine hesitation.