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Ford E-350 Poor Engine Idle, Stalling, Hesitation – Especially When Cold

Ford E-350 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991

Engines Affected: 5.8L V8, 7.3L V8 Diesel

Average Mileage: 180,784 mi (160,000 mi - 201,569 mi)


Sludge build up on the throttle plate and/or idle air control valve can cause a poor engine idle, stalling, and/or hesitation – especially when the engine is still cold. The correction is to install a new idle air control valve spacer kit to prevent the sludge build up.

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