I just bought a 1998 ford f-250 and replaced the thermostat, now the truck is sluggish and has no power. What did I do?

Asked by Dec 14, 2013 at 08:45 AM about the 1998 Ford F-250

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Check for anything , wires, vacuum hoses, anything that you might have accidentally knocked off or broke while doing the thermostat work. A good inspection. These things happen during even a simple thermostat replace. Like stupid me I checked the oil in my car and slammed the hood on my glasses, I took them off (shades) to see and laid them on the front crossmember yesterday. They did not survive, My point being things happen you don't notice at the time, a new thermostat will not cause a loss of power. Gotta be something else.

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I've checked everything all wires and hoses. Is there some other way of checking to see if there is a vacuum leak?

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spray carb cleaner on areas of the motor and listen for the idle to go up. that's 1 way... hope it helps

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back of the intake in a common vacuum leak problem for the 5.4 it get hot a dryrotts I would look there first..its like 40.00 at the dealership.

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