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F150 FUEL

1988 Ford F-150

Computer problem
1988 Ford F150 V8 Two Wheel Drive Manual 500000 miles

trying to find out why my truck stalls out and then it dont want to restart once it shut off for weeks at a time it wont start back up?
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Andrewsbaby24
February 26, 2009.



Next time it refuses to start do below to determine if its fuel or spark problem

Get a starting fluid/ether/better off gas in a spray bottle and spray into the carb or the throttle body on an EFI. Did it start and die? If not disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine -have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors- Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it

Rasmataz
Feb 26, 2009.