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If you spray fuel into the intake you definately have a fuel problem, You may not have a check engine light but you definetly will have a pending check engine light, There are 2 sensor that are capable of causing your hard start up, One is the crank position sensor it is used along side with the cam position sensor, these are used by the PCM to synchronize ignition and injection timing, If either one is out of range you wont start up. The location for the CKP is mounted into the side rear of engine block, The CMP is located passenger side cylinder head,exhaust side near front
A new alternator 250.00 oil valve cover 15.00 install 85.00 front main seal 12.00 install 50.00
Your ABS system is to assist you in braking and steering, In the days before ABS system in order to control the vehicle during a skid you pump and steer the vehicle in doing this you were able to manuver the vehicle instead of applying the brake without ABS during lock up the wheel does not respond and if you try to steer away during a lock up you just go straight head on, With ABS it does the pumping for you and you just steer. When you have a intermittent ABS and the light is on you will have no ABS, the problem resides in the ABS wheel sensor having variation and yes it happen after the brake job, The sensor are contaminated,by metal shaving from the brake job.
If you power washed it and smell like its burning oil,you put oil on the exhaust or you washed oil on the exhaust,yes in back of the cylinder head are your exhaust,In the mean time check the oil level
In orderfor a engine to start you need three things spark, fuel, air. For a 2000 you can with good ear have someone cycle the key, or crank it you should be able to hear the fuel pump come on. If you can hear chances are good that it is functional,but still a fuel pressure test will be needed. Now for spark,get a plug wire leave a 1/4 air gap have someone crank it if you get spark you may need a fuel pump. These are just the basic.
Your distributor has a reluctor that control injector when it fails the injector do not fire when they should ,resulting in sputtering in acceleration.There is also a MAP (manifold absolute sensor) that can do this inpect the hose that is connected to it,above all get a engine trouble code so we can go from there
You have a ICM (ignition control module) located on the top valve cover, I have seen these terminal barely making contact and doing exactly what you are experiencing so go to the ICM (this where the coil packs are) make sure the male and female are making good contact, Also during these model there use to be a debate crank or cam sensor, a failing cam sensor will also do this and will not code up
This is a sign that the Throttle body injector are firing at the wrong event,inside the distributor is a reluctor that fires the TBI,they have a tendency to slip out of place,A new distributor is the solution for you, also keep the air cleaner on,
Misfire,When the vehcile is under load a coil demands on a sparkplug are greater so your you are looking at a misfire, you are equipt with a COP (coil on plug),Also because you are a F 150 go to the passenger side at the rear of the sparkplug area look for coolant leaking into the sparkplug chambers that also causes misfire, Above all else it is time for a tune, will it fix this you bet, unless you like going to gas station
You have 2 option test the TPMS (which many tire shops can do)and this will give information as for TPMS battery condition or if its a failed sensor, A scan tool that can read TPM sensor, If one TPM sensor fails which has just a typical watch battery fails the light comes on