So just to go over a few issues, I don't have a OEM installed EGR system, for one to be there you must have a tapped outlet on one of the exhaust manifolds, I have no such thing after a very good look today from the top side and also under the truck today. In my understanding is 03 and up at least in Canada don't use the EGR/DPFE system.
So I went and had the code(s) read today, well nothing comes up. So I have no check light or codes. So I then did some more research on the advice a none dealer mechanic gave me. Here is what I found from Alldata: BUCK/ JERK AND MISS DURING DRIVE CYCLE ABOVE 3000RPM
FORD: 2000-2003 Taurus, Ranger
ISSUE: Some 2000-2003 Taurus, Sable, Ranger vehicles equiped with a 3.0L 2-valve gas or FFV engine may exhibit a buck or jerk miss during drive cycles above 3000 RPM with no diagnostic trouble codes (DTC's). A possible cause is the camshaft synchronizer assembly. Since the camshaft position (CPM) fault monitor is not active above 2500RPM, no diagnostic trouble code (PO340) is set during the drive concern, thus making it difficult to diagnose the root cause component.
For those who don't know what the synchronizer assembly looks like, it looks the the bottom half of a distributor with a gear that drives of the cam. the Ford dealer wants $443.03 to change it , with a book rate of 1.2 hours labour to do it.
So now I need to know with I do it myself is it a straight bolt in or do I need to check and or reset timing?.