Engine Misfire Due to Plugged EGR Orifice on Ford F-150

Problem Description and Possible Solution

On higher mileage vehicles, one or more EGR orifice in the intake manifold may plug with sludge. This can cause the engine to misfire when first accelerating because too much exhaust gas is directed into the cylinders where the orifice is not plugged. Cleaning the clogged passages should correct this concern.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 93,396 (55,000–145,250)
Exhaust & Emissions affected: 4.2L V6
6 model years affected: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, more2009, 2010
15 people reported this problem
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On acceleration even at higher speeds my truck truck balks and hesitates.
After changong all 8 coils motor still hasitaitig at slow speeds.
if you slowed down to go around a turn, or anything and pushed on accelerator it would chug badly. So I had fuel filter changed only helped for a few days, put sea form in tank nothing. I took it to shop had coil pack changed over number 6 worked for few days. Now its worse than before, acts like almost shutting off before going and just stated making backfire sound. its pissing me off as I take it to garage and tell them what to do and they act like cause your a woman you don't know, I grew up with Fords my dad had us outside all time teaching us what to look and listen for so I want my truck fixed properly
Mechanic has said that he has never seen anything like what happened to my truck. I got a new radiator cause I was leaking antifreeze. It still kept leaking. Now the mechanic is saying it is my intake manifold and that there is some gunk inside it that he has never seen this happen. The fixing will be about six hundred plus dollars. I am trying to see if there was a recall or something that can help me with this problem.
slow to start and once started idles very ruff and with poor performance