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Old 04-08-2014, 06:03 PM   #11
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Well, I jacked up the Roo, and all fuor wheels spin freely. I was hoping that the camper was the problem. Now I'll have to dig into the Expedition!

ChoochooMan74, I appreciate your comment, but I am not a novice to towing. That's why I'm stumped by this problem. Good to see ya spending lots of family time!

BTW, I checked with a Ford dealer to see what having new plugs installed would cost. $600 plus $35 each if the plug breaks! The rest of the replacements I think I can do myself, but now I'm apprehensive about tackling the spark plug replacement!

Thanks to all for your help!
Let them do it, trust me. I tried replacing my plugs (2004 F150) at about 75K miles, and broke the first two in half. Known issue w/ the Ford's (they rust into place basically), they have a tool to deal with it.

EDIT: they did mine for around $200, but I had already bought the plugs. $600 sounds like WAY too much.
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Old 04-08-2014, 06:44 PM   #12
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If it was plugs you would feel the miss and it would shake the whole vehicle and throw a light. I'd check for air restriction like a clogged air filter or the clogged cat or muffler. Both conditions will cause power issues but never throw a check engine light. Air cleaner and the box it mounts in is easy enough to look for mice nests or just a dirty filter. The exhaust I usually disconnect before the cat and road test (yes it's loud). Or you can drill two 1/8" holes, one before/one aft the cat, and do a back pressure check with a gauge. There should not be a huge difference in your readings.
All this might be overwhelming for many, so you may want to take it to a reputable mechanic. I'd hold off on dropping 600 bucks on plugs.
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Old 04-08-2014, 06:53 PM   #13
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The plugs will definitely let you know via misfires and a CEL when they need attention. I would start with an air and fuel filter, then fuel pressure checked and exhaust restriction.
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Old 04-12-2014, 11:54 PM   #14
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Our 2010 F-150 5.4 used to pull a 28 foot Bullet and we downsized to a 24 foot Wild Cat. (empty weight on the Wild Cat is 6,000 just a bit over the Bullet. The 5.4 seems to take care of this just fine.

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