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Posted: 01/27/21 06:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Although the error code indicates a problem with the O2 sensor experience say that is NOT the real problem. It is likely a "vacuum" leak. There are many different places that could be leaking.

Find a good mechanic. It should not be that expensive to repair. Typical O2 replacement should be <$200.

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to start, you said it shakes an does start easy, FIX this first. engine should start easy and idle, if the engine isn,t starting good it could be causing other problems.

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Apply logic here: The MAF measures incoming air and the then PCM pulses the fuel injectors to dispense the right amount of fuel. If the O2 sensor says the mixture is always too lean, that means too little fuel or too much air. If too much air, then either the MAF is sending the wrong reading, or air is getting in somewhere after the MAF.

The lean code is also the symptom, fix the rough idle and the code will go away. Since the O2 sensor was already changed it's likely not that.

1. Get some MAF cleaner from the auto parts store and clean the MAF. DO NOT use any other chemical to clean the MAF.
2. Replace the air filter.
3. Check all vacuum lines for leaks, the V-10 has the known issue Grit Dog mentioned, the hove from the PCV melting.
4. Check for air leaks, be sure all bolts are tight to throttle body and intake manifold.
5. Check air intake tube after the MAF for cracks, etc.

A lean condition can also be caused by too little fuel, so it's possible one or more injectors on bank 1 are clogged or defective, but this is much less likely at this mileage that an air leak.


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I thought the OP has a code tester , he has been erasing the codes, its a recurring problem with that 2195 code.

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Try posting the issue on BAT auto and a Ford truck forum. Your issue is the fuel/air mixture on a cold start. Post what you wrote on BAT, they have helped me in the past with real brain teasers.
This has to be dealt with methodically. As mentioned, contact cleaner ,not brake clean ,can really help.

Also once codes are cleared remove battery power to engine, it has an effect on the computer systems to reset. Kind of like what you do to your desktop.

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midnightsadie wrote:

to start, you said it shakes an does start easy, FIX this first. engine should start easy and idle, if the engine isn,t starting good it could be causing other problems.


Thanks for the reply. The engine starts up just fine, but then idles rough for 5-10 minutes, and during this time, the CEL sometimes comes on, especially if I don't give it a little gas.


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PartyOf Five wrote:

This is a commonly found engine and these are fairly routine parts to replace. I'd find a medium/ heavy truck repair shop and ask them you replace all the parts. We're talking much money on parts vs the labor cost to go in separately. This reduces variables quickly. www.rvservicereviews.com is a good listing of recommended providers by region.

As for DIY, are you comfortable Changing the air filter? Oil change? Replacing a sway bar? There are plenty of YouTube videos but you have to be in the right mindset to take on multiple part replacements and haven't given us an indicator of how much of a novice you are. When in doubt, I dig in, try, and learn- because an RV is expensive to maintain if you have everything done by others.


I can (and have) changed the oil. I've also recently changed (actually, reconditioned, the K&N air filter). This is pretty much the extent of anything I've ever done on an engine; however, with detailed instructions, I'm ready and willing to expand my meager experience.

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bobndot wrote:

Im not a mechanic but I always watch my mechanic work . Whenever he takes things apart he always sprays the connectors by taking them apart to spray them with a contact cleaner.
He told me he does that bc the connectors are not made in the USA and they tend to 'not seal as well as they should' allowing moisture to enter.

There is a YouTube of how to check the air intake and change the filter.

go to YouTube and type in,
"Ford E450 RV how to change spark plugs, coils and air filter for maintenance"

Something to consider , rough idle situation, vacuum leak at the throttle body. That can also show a code.

https://www.sportsmobileforum.com/forums........6-8l-v10-low-idle-and-surging-19143.html


When you say that I should spray the contacts, are you referring to spraying the electrical connection that I disconnect in order to clean or replace the sensors (eg. MAF sensor)?

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My mechanic sprayed every connect/disconnect when he took them apart. I can't see how an electric contact cleaner would hurt anything. But that's just my opinion and I would not hesitate to do it.

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You likely have an air leak or a vacuum leak. Inspect hoses and ducts carefully. Starting with your air filter housing. Make sure the two halves are locked together all the way around (NOTE: this is very difficult with a K&N air filter unless you take the housing out and assemble it on a bench). Any gap between the two halves will result in rough running, and Check engine Lamp. Also check the rubber grommet where the MAF sensor wiring comes out of the air filter housing. Make sure it is seated fully. If you have any rubber elbows or couplings in your PCV tube, make sure they are not deteriorated and loose.


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