1997 - 2003 Ford F150 General discussion on the Ford 1997 - 2003 F150 truck.

2003 F150 4.6 Idle Air Control

Old 11-07-2016
  #1  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 2
Default 2003 F150 4.6 Idle Air Control

Just a quick note to everyone. I had replaced my 2003 F-150 (4.6 V8) Idle Air Control (IAC). I had many issues with surging idle and several false codes, as well as no answers from any credible sources, or the people that had sold me the after market IAC. There was a lot of frustration and I know others on F150 Forums experienced the same.

So here is how I fixed mine and I know of one other in my town did as well. I replaced it with a genuine Ford IAC (Motorcraft) and everything is now normal. Cost was about $70 more but after months of frustration and poor gas mileage, all is well. I was able to return the after market part (after 10 months) to Advanced Auto because the part never performed properly.

I hope this helps the others on here that had the same issues.
FloGrown is offline  
Old 01-16-2018
  #2  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 12
Default

Good tip: Always remember this tip, just because its new, does not mean it is any good. New does not equal good. Many people replace a bad part with a worse NEW part from China. If you have not seen the part actually work with your own eyes, then always assume it just might be defective, new or not.
Darryl...
frogmaster is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
andrew_newport
1997 - 2003 Ford F150
0
07-10-2014 07:39 PM
dbastin
F150 How-To & DIY Articles
0
10-31-2012 08:22 AM
hallba
F150 How-To & DIY Articles
0
04-06-2012 09:51 AM
svtmasterb
Member's Classifieds
0
01-08-2012 10:36 AM
tremendoele
1997 - 2003 Ford F150
0
06-19-2011 01:15 PM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: 2003 F150 4.6 Idle Air Control


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.