02 ford e150 stalls and hesitates when given gas!


Asked by Jan 14, 2014 at 06:51 PM about the 2002 Ford Econoline Cargo 3 Dr E-150 Cargo Van

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So this has been a problem for a while getting worse as days go on. so the van starts
fine, has no error codes, no theft light on or blinking. When you give it more than 1/8 of
the pedal the van hesitates and jerks and backfires. if you give less than 1/8 of the
pedal it will accelerate with no hesitation. and just today when i got in it and put it in
reverse it died right away. i held the gas and i got it to go. but then it acted like it
usually does and was fine for the rest of my drive, except for the hesitation. i was
thinking it may be a fuel pump or filter but not sure. please help!!!!!!  


11 Answers

Intake Air Temp sensor~ https://www.google.com/#q=02+ford+e150+Intake+Air+Temp+sensor

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accelerator position sensor~ https://www.google.com/#q=02+ford+e150+accelerator+position+sensor

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throttle position sensor?

yes...a mechanical device which tells the computer where your foot is...some are accelerator position sensors...but Toyota got a bad rap as this device led to many out of control accidents...so the TPS is used...some cars have both...is mounted right on the throttle body and gets the signal from a transducer or a cable...hafta look it up...if it were a transducer the search would have shown that~....but think EVERY TIME you use the car that little tiny bearing will see some wear and crumbles will block the opticals makin' it unreliable...(this being the case here)~


replaced the throttle pos sensor and nothing changed

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the intake air sensor has a small wire that changes the value under various temperatures....and like a lightblub may burn out leaving the circuit open~ I'd at least pluck that from the intake plenum and visually check the wire is still there...they are kinda cheap too~^^^^^

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the link didnt work and i will check the wire to see if it still there on the intake air sensor


http://www.fixya.com/cars/t3072346- 2001_ford_e150_v6_stutter_hesitation

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same problem im having except no codes ^^

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

hard to tell from this photo, but plugs into the side of the intake plenum~

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Gas tank debris. drop and clean out tank, change fuel pump screen and sock. Replace in line fuel filter on driver side chasis rail !!!!!!!!

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