No engine codes
No engine codes are apparent. I have more information. I hit around 80 mph and at that speed the revs or something is just right that it just loses power or hesitates for less than a second.
Some things I worry about are. I fear that the inner tie rod may not be fully screwed in, and may need adjustment. Maybe one of the spark plugs is misfiring or the wires are bad my friend said. Also my idle has been off as well, idling a little rougher than normal.
It was idling really strange, where it would shoot up to 4k on the rpms when I pushed the clutch in, but it would seem to hit a point just above 4k, and then shoot back down, like something got stuck, but this problem has resolved itself, but I hear my flywheel rattling when I shift because the rpms are not matching up, but it is either the computer doing it, or something causing it not to bring the revs down fast enough when I shift, it's like its artifically holding them up.
I replaced the spark plugs with factory ones (motorcraft or autolite or something can't recall but purchased from Ford) approx 28k ago/ 1 year ago, and I put in the NGK spark plug wires (from Napa) with them, and I did not put that stuff on they give you with the wires (grease or glue unsure). I did not adjust the gap, they told me they came gapped properly, or at least don't remember adjusting the gap.
The truck never stalls out, the engine light has not appeared, I don't know if a tie rod can be so improperly installed that at a certain speed it is noticable, but at a low speed, when I turn while going over a bump or a curb, I hear a clunk or a lower pitched ding sound, followed by what sounds like a metal bar shaking and the truck shaking.
I have the stabilizer link bars right and left and front shocks I have yet to install, but have them on hand to put in if I can get these gremlins resolved.
I also have the Edge model (torsion), and replaced the inners/outers tierods myself, lower ball, upper arm w ball myself, and I worry that the left inner is not screwed into the rack properly.
Thanks for any help you can provide!