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Old 07-06-2016, 09:49 AM   #1
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2006 E450 V10 idling rough and stalling

I took it for a ride about 2 weeks ago and everything seemed OK. Tried to start it up yesterday, and it wouldn't stay running. Seemed like air or fuel was being restricted. Checked air filter and it was a mess. Mice had built a nest in it. Cleaned out the nest and replaced the air filter, and it is running a little better, but still not running right. Checked the entire engine compartment to see if there were any other signs of rodent damage, but didn't see anything. Anybody got any suggestions? I'm not sure if I could even keep it running long enough to get it to a mechanic, as it keeps stalling. I would really like to try some home fixes, before calling a tow truck. Thanks!

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Old 07-06-2016, 10:13 AM   #2
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If you had mice in the air filter, you might clean the MAF sensor. It is also in the air intake and if it's not reading properly your engine will run rough.


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Old 07-06-2016, 11:02 AM   #3
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Look for chewed wired and hoses
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Old 07-06-2016, 11:08 AM   #4
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Setting any codes? Start there... Another best guess, since you have rodents is a vacuum leak. Particularly around the intake and there is at least one 90 degree elbow.

How much "mouse stuff" got sucked in?
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Rodents like to chew on rubber.
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Old 07-06-2016, 04:10 PM   #6
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I'm going to try to get the codes, clean the MAF sensor and replace the fuel filter for starters this weekend. I'll keep you posted on how it all turns out.
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Did a really thorough inspection and could not find any other rodent damage. Bought a code reader and found 2 codes: P0103 and P2106. P0103 means a problem with the MAF sensor. Cleaned it 3 times, but still same problem, so I ordered another one and will replace it in a few days. P2106 indicates a problem with the Throttle Control System. Troubleshooting guide indicates that there are several other codes (including P0103) that should be cleared up before addressing P2106, so hopefully the new MAF Sensor will clear both these codes and get it running smoothly again. I'll keep you posted.
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Old 07-21-2016, 07:56 PM   #8
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Problem resolved: replaced the mass airflow (MAF) sensor. RV runs great, and all codes have been cleared out. So glad I bought the code reader. It was pretty clear what the problem was after I had the codes. Highly recommend buying a code reader, if you don't already have one (less than $25).
BTW, local parts stores sell MAF sensors for over $100. Bought a brand new one online for less than $35 and it works just fine.

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