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Old 10-23-2020, 07:08 PM   #1
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Ford V10 3 valve gas engine

I had a Ford V10 2 valve in a Thor Vegas. I thought it was one of my better days. I was wrong, the best day was the day I got rid of it. One of the many issues was the engine would fall on its face while driving. Had it to 3 Ford dealerships to no avail. Now I have a Ford 3 valve V10 and it is doing the same thing. It acts like the it's losing electric. I push on the throttle and nothing then it comes back. Anyone else with the same issue ?
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Is this with the cruise control on?
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Old 10-23-2020, 09:58 PM   #5
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I would think that one of the Ford service departments would have found that. They all called Ford corporate to no avail.
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My guess would be the chassis storage solenoid is going bad. Mine did the same thing driving down the road and all chassis power loss then come right back up, finally died in Salina Ut.Bypassed the solenoid and no issues in 4,000+ miles.
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Both of mine have done it from new.
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My guess would be the chassis storage solenoid is going bad. Mine did the same thing driving down the road and all chassis power loss then come right back up, finally died in Salina Ut.Bypassed the solenoid and no issues in 4,000+ miles.
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What year are we talking here? 2v was through 03? 3v is still current? I am not entirely sure what the symptom you are describing is but I have had several ford's over the years (trucks and suv) and I had all kinds of symptoms with bad coils. Now I never did have a v10 but I'm sure they are similar coil over plugs? I had several that never threw a code either. Just dogging, lag, and hiccups etc. Might be worth trying as aftermarket COP have become pretty affordable.
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I had a Ford V10 2 valve in a Thor Vegas. I thought it was one of my better days. I was wrong, the best day was the day I got rid of it. One of the many issues was the engine would fall on its face while driving. Had it to 3 Ford dealerships to no avail. Now I have a Ford 3 valve V10 and it is doing the same thing. It acts like the it's losing electric. I push on the throttle and nothing then it comes back. Anyone else with the same issue ?
Honestly, I think the most likely scenario, since it's happened to you on both of your MH's, is that your right foot is likely brushing up against the brake pedal as you transition your foot from brake to gas. (Ref Post #3.) Just that most minimal actuation of the brake system while hitting the accelerator will cause an immediate loss of power. I've done it myself. To me, it's highly unlikely that you would be experiencing the exact same issue on both MH's without some common thread between them.

To add a bit to this, following is from my Ford Owner's Manual:

Brake Over Accelerator
In the event the accelerator pedal becomes stuck or entrapped, apply steady and firm pressure to the brake pedal to slow the vehicle and reduce engine power. If you experience this condition, apply the brakes and bring your vehicle to a safe stop. Turn the engine off, shift the transmission into park (P), apply the parking brake, and then inspect the accelerator pedal for any interferences. If none are found and the condition persists, have your vehicle towed to the nearest authorized dealer.
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Honestly, I think the most likely scenario, since it's happened to you on both of your MH's, is that your right foot is likely brushing up against the brake pedal as you transition your foot from brake to gas. Just that most minimal actuation of the brake system while hitting the accelerator will cause an immediate loss of power. I've done it myself. To me, it's highly unlikely that you would be experiencing the exact same issue on both MH's without some common thread between them.
Ohh now that is interesting, I do see two foot drivers all the time where the brake lights are on all the time. Never thought it would affect the vehicle. I wonder if this would be the case here...??
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Not foot on brake for sure. I can hold the gas pedal on the floor and it does nothing, then slowly comes back to power.
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What year are we talking here? 2v was through 03? 3v is still current? I am not entirely sure what the symptom you are describing is but I have had several ford's over the years (trucks and suv) and I had all kinds of symptoms with bad coils. Now I never did have a v10 but I'm sure they are similar coil over plugs? I had several that never threw a code either. Just dogging, lag, and hiccups etc. Might be worth trying as aftermarket COP have become pretty affordable.
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2 valve was a 2015. 3 valve a 2019
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What year are we talking here? 2v was through 03? 3v is still current? I am not entirely sure what the symptom you are describing is but I have had several ford's over the years (trucks and suv) and I had all kinds of symptoms with bad coils. Now I never did have a v10 but I'm sure they are similar coil over plugs? I had several that never threw a code either. Just dogging, lag, and hiccups etc. Might be worth trying as aftermarket COP have become pretty affordable.
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I'm definitely not a 2 ft driver. I have had this happen going up a hill with the pedal on the floor and it will shut off and pick back up. Ford said it has seen this issue with others but has no answer as to what it is. Service departments have drove them both and witnessed this happening and are scratching their heads.
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Ohh now that is interesting, I do see two foot drivers all the time where the brake lights are on all the time. Never thought it would affect the vehicle. I wonder if this would be the case here...??
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What year are we talking here? 2v was through 03? 3v is still current? I am not entirely sure what the symptom you are describing is but I have had several ford's over the years (trucks and suv) and I had all kinds of symptoms with bad coils. Now I never did have a v10 but I'm sure they are similar coil over plugs? I had several that never threw a code either. Just dogging, lag, and hiccups etc. Might be worth trying as aftermarket COP have become pretty affordable.
2 valve V10s are used in E450 chassis up until 2020, 3 valve heads don't fit.
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