Rough Idle Caused by EGR Sensor Sticking on Ford F-150

Intermittent rough idle may be caused by the EGR sensor sticking, causing the EGR valve to stay slightly open. The valve and sensor must be replaced together to correct this concern.

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Average mileage: 136,391 (12,000–263,456)
Exhaust & Emissions affected: 5.4L V8
14 model years affected: 1990, 1992, 1993, 1997, more1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008
45 people reported this problem
14 people shared problem details
2007 Ford F-150141,000
Mine runs fine until it gets warm usually 20 30 min of freeway, then when put in reverse or pulling into parking spot, drops to very low idle and sounds like the loudest diesl motor, hit throttl to up idle and back to normal. Have found no one that can tell me where to begin. no engine lights
2003 Ford F-15050,000
At Idle my F-150 5.4L runs with an intermittent roughness. Not noticeable on the tachometer but you can feel it. No codes on the OBD. Going to try engine/plug tune-up.
Having a problem with fuel smell rough idle when stopped but idles, fuel over load is what it smells like when stopped. The truck starts acting up after a good 20 to 25 minutes of driving. act's like
1998 Ford F-150227,000
Engine starts vary poorly will not idle and then shuts off, and it smells of heavy gas fumes in the exhaust. Truck was fine yesterday and then this happened.
1992 Ford F-150124,302
Idels very rough ...Bought it NEW. Have maintained very regular...Replaced original IAC...No improvement...My mechanic is at a dead end.....Have not cleaned throttle body as yet. I am thinking it may be the TPS ($42.00)....Need your advice....
1993 Ford F-150157,356
shaking real bad while driving and while idling
clean out the EGR with cimtool.
2006 Ford F-150124,847
Truck runs ide and rough driving at the first 2 miles then after 45 miles you can feel the rough running condition.
1993 Ford F-150141,800
when cold everything is good when it warms up and comes to a red light ot stop sign ldles rough and smell of fuel comes from truck when shut off. highway doing 50-70mph also acts like its underpowered until gas is to the floor. but also doesnt like when gas is to the floor dont know rpm because no gauge 1993 ford f150 302 141800 4x4
2004 Ford F-150164,000
runs rough at idle rpm is around 800 seems low never had egr checked
EGR code verified for free at Advanced Auto Parts, they can check the codes for free but will not clear them. Autozone also provides this service.
1997 Ford F-150150,000
2003 Ford F-150180,000
Runs ruins rug at idle. And when ac on
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