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Hi I have a 96 Ford f250 turbo desiel 7.3 my problem is, recently the check engine light came on and the idle would go lower and be a bit louder and the truck over all Sounds very rough. Also a complete loss of horsepower. If I reved it for a bit then let off it would go away when the rpms came back down. It went away then came back when it got colder out (below freezing) now when I start it it idles fine then the check engine'slight comes on it gets rough (idle) then shuts off. I'm hopeing u can give me an idea of what it is that's wrong with it. And mayb price range to fix I know this is a free site so get back to me when u can plz and thanks.

I'm sorry can't really help you I don't know what all sensors they put on cars that are different then semi trucks. The cheapest route to go first would be to go to like a autozone they will put their code reader on it on for free and can give you a rough idea if you have a sensor problem or what. with semi trucks you get a rough idle you normally have a injector out. but it doesn't sound like this is the case hear.  

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Jeff Drumm


I Can answer any question pertaining to semi trucks and trailers. Have no experience in the automotive field so not able to help in that area.


My experiences in Semi Trucks is. I own my own truck and i presntly maintain a 80 truck fleet. Can handle any questions pertaining to a truck have tore apart and rebuilt every aspect on them. Fleet I deal with is Mainly Volvo trucks and a handful of freightliners. Work on automated transmissions on a daily basis along with carrier apu's. With engines my specialty is the 60 series Detroit but do work on the cummins isx the n-14 and the ism. and also the Volvo engines.

Have a College Degree from university of northwestern ohio in diesel and agriculture mechanics. Have 10 years behind the wheel driving a truck and 4 years working on trucks full time. Also have grown up on a farm so have been tinkering on trucks and tractors all my life.

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I've gone through online schooling and have received certificates from webb wheel, Timken and Volvo academy.

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