Now I have replaced the battery and the alternater since then. I had to maneuver carefully to pull over to the side of the road, with cars beeping, and swerving around me. I have to work on the brakes this weekend. If you take off and stop slowly and you don't force the car and engine to do a lot of work, i have seen up to 21. The approximate failure mileage was 94,368.
Does a crash, fire, injury, or fatality need to occur before this can be taken seriously? Long story short, I blocked off my cold air pipe for the winter, and my mileage improved somewhat, but not to what I had during the summer. The dash displayed check electronic throttle control or engine fail safe mode and then I lost all power. Overall a great car I hope to have for many years. On Monday, September 17, 2012, I went out to start my vehicle so I could bring it in to my mechanic, and it wouldn't start. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was found that the driver fuel module needed to be replaced. You will likely see some improved performance too. Keep the tires inflated to exactly what is listed in the owner's manual and on the driver's door post.
The seats lay completly flat, making it almost as easy to load as any pickup. He reset the code for the throttle body, and the truck ran fine. Without warning, the car either lost power and shut off suddenly or lost the ability to accelerate and slowed to a stop. Keep the tires inflated to exactly what is listed in the owner's manual and on the driver's door post. I have also notified Ford of this problem. This caused my vehicle to stall at 65mph and lose power and thus caused the loss of power steering and hydraulic brake booster while traveling a high rate of speed.
I put the vehicle in neutral gear and coasted to a stop on a side road. After 1 hour vehicle the vehicle started and then died within seconds. Only wish for two things. Each of those is likely to improve fuel economy by 5 to 10% assuming you choose your lubricants carefully. Luckily, I was able to get it off the road to the shoulder without any incident.
This can either provide extremely low back-pressure, or - if you choose - retain more of the factory exhaust sound with just a slight sacrifice in back-pressure but still much lower than the stock exhaust. Mileage has allot to do with how you drive. However, if there is a problem with your converter that will affect fuel mileage, your Check Engine light will be yelling at you. If your tires are under inflated then your gas mileage is going to suffer. This has happened enumerable times with this vehicle.
I would try this on your truck, or any other vehicle first. It won't get as good gas mileage as some other vehicles, but you can improve on what you already have. Other than that, there is nothing much you can do to increase mileage. Mind you this in on the 1999 … to 2004 models. Imagine the implications of suddenly losing most of your engine's power at interstate or highway speeds.
Previously, I had my fuel pump sensor changed because my check engine light came on and that is what it indicated; however, the problem still exits and my mechanics are baffled. Why did I wait so long? The contact was informed by the dealer that the repair would take three months because the fuel pump was on back order and there was no after market fuel pump that would work on the 2005 model year. In each case, the car was traveling at a normal rate of speed under ordinary traffic conditions. Well my wife drives it daily and we just do local city driving in it. After doing research and seeing numerous problems with this same issue I see I was fortunate to have not been driving at highway speeds when this issue happen.
Plenty of power from the 5. This compensation will make your power steering work harder, thereby burning more gas. The V6 gets a little better but not much. I recently averaged a meager 14 mpg on a 4000 mile cross country trip. I just need to research them better. Other than that, there is nothing much you can do to increase mileage.