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Tune Up

Hey everyone got a few questions. My truck is idling a little rough and i have read a few threads and decided it is time for a tune up based on what the other people have been doing. So i am thinking plugs, wires, new coil and cleaning the tb but i dont know how to take the tb apart or what to clean it with etc. Also i have only had the truck for about a year now and dont know when should change the o2 sensor. Anything else i should look into or think about changing let me im open for advice. Also some brand names on stuff would be great too. Thanks
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Wouldn't replace the coil,unless it was bad($150.00 from a dealer),because it should be a DIS coil pack set up,....plugs,wires and a t/b cleaning is a good start,depending on the mileage,also getting the injectors flushed
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Well i use sea foam every so often in the brake booster and run it through my gas tank im sure that cleans the injectors??? If not let me know, Thanks
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Ford recomends "Power Flushing" the injectors,this is a procedure where they use a flush machine direct to the fuel rail,where as through the tank it gets diluted in the fuel,....not gonna lie to ya,80% of the techs I work with say it is better to power flush,and a few says it don't really matter,I know from past experience I had better luck with Power Flushing.............
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Where do i go to do this and how much does it cost. Also when you say techs you work with are you a mechanic or something similar?
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I work at a Ford dealer as a parts manager,used to work the tech side until I got this promotion/demotion......as far as the cost,everybody charges different,we charge $99.95.........
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Ok sounds good but how do i clean the tb and what about the o2 sensor and other stuff what should i do if i were you.
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The o2 I wouldn't worry about,2 ways to clean t/b,here we take it off n clean it with a foam carb cleaner from Motorcraft part# PM-2,also you can take off the air tube to the t/b n clean it on the vehicle and use like a tooth brush(old one) to clean the throat and fire it up n throttle it up a lil n spray some in the t/b while running,if you do this way,disconnect the battery after you do it because engine light may kick on,change the pcv n fuel filter,other than that you should be good to go
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what year is the truck?
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Its a 98 and i changed the fuel filter about 500 or so miles ago.
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