Engine Idle Rolls Up and Down on Ford E-250

Problem Description and Possible Solution

If engine idle rolls up and down, and diagnosis rules out Idle Air Control (IAC) valve issues and vacuum leaks, the Programmable Speedometer/Odometer Module (PSOM) can be at fault electronically. The instrument cluster will need to be replaced, the PSOM is inside the cluster.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 166,000 (116,000–216,000)
Engines affected: 4.2L V6, 5.0L V8, 5.8L V8
4 model years affected: 1992, 1993, 1995, 2003
6 people reported this problem
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Starts fine, throttles up and then stalls. Replaced all vacuum hoses and idle control valve.