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Old 07-21-2016, 04:08 PM   #1
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Fleetwood Storm Engine troubles

1996 ford engine 460. Engine was not over normal hot and drove fine all day. All of a sudden spittering and sputtering, coasted to a stop. Left for a couple of hrs and started and ran fine. Any help finding the OBD-2 port?

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Old 07-21-2016, 06:34 PM   #2
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On my '96 Southwind the ODBii port is under the dash, high up, just to left side of the steering column (as you sit in the seat looking at the wheel).
Naturally it's most easily seen when you're laying upside down on the seat with your head on the floor. (a position not as easy for me to get into as it was 40 years ago)

edit: when I say 'high up' I mean towards the steering wheel, not towards the firewall.

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Old 07-21-2016, 06:35 PM   #3
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They need fuel, spark, and spin. Fuel filters of that vintage rig can do weird things, as can ignition stuff.
If it hasn't had a recent tune up I would suspect rotor, cap, coil.
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Old 07-24-2016, 08:11 AM   #4
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You need to check the stored codes (CM codes) to see if you have a bad PIP sensor or not.
So to do that you need to know if it is a California job or not. Let us know as there is a lot of differences between the two systems.

If it is not California then then your OBD-1 self-test connector is on the drivers side right behind the battery.

If it is a California job then it is OBD-II and is where Podivin said it is.
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Old 07-24-2016, 08:20 AM   #5
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First I'd replace the fuel filter, then I would check the fuel pressure. then I'd check the spark between the coil and cap to help determine which system it is. Fuel delivery or spark delivery.
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Old 07-25-2016, 08:57 PM   #6
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Fleetwood storm engine troubles

Finally got the fuel filter replaced and is running fine. Then took it to storage and the engine light came on. So, will have to figure out what now.
Also, the OBD port was up on the right in a big box attached to the steering column. Actually got that info from Fleetwood. Didn't act up or show any codes so that's when I took to storage.
Another day I will attempt to take again to have it diagnosed.
Thanks everyone
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Autozone or O'rielly's may have a code reader that you can rent or borrow for free to read the codes.
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Check engine light...likely related to O2 sensor.

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