Join Date: May 2006
Location: Mankato, MN
Bronco Info: 1988 f150. 4" lift. 33" m/t's. custom front/rear bumpers. Custom cowl induction
After I plowed a path through cattails, I started picking out reeds and cattails and noticed the vacuum line(green) from the TPS was cracked. I really couldt tell you when it happened, but I taped it up. But I have noticed a week or so later when I am in 3rd gear going up a steep incline on the highway, its really cutting out and can only make it go about 50. Also when i go to school everyday I go up a steep hill but doesnt really cut, but in 3rd gear(AOD AUTO) I am getting like a clicking noise as if something is trying to switch over or something. I can't pinpoint where its comming from, but I would like to think it is comming from the TPS. I am thinking the clicking noise is trying to upshift the tranny?? Becuase the Throttle Valve cable is right there too. I haven't checked the volts, but does this sound like the TPS is acting up?? I dont have an RPM gauge, but it does cut out in 3rd and 4th on highway, but not as bad when going up that hill on the highway.