1993 Ford E-Series Van engine problems

Tiny
BILSUE
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  • 1993 FORD E-SERIES VAN
  • 5.8L
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 200,000 MILES
Have 93 ford e150 5.8 was running fine. Then at a stop sign it died as if I had turned the key off. Would not start until It cooled. Then when it reaches operating temp again it dies. Have replaced gas filter, fuel pressure reg, dist module, and coil-- -out of ideas. When first started cold it runs fine
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Friday, May 22nd, 2015 AT 4:55 PM

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Tiny
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This is typical of a failing distributor pickup coil. Sensors like these often fail by becoming heat-sensitive, then they work again after they cool down for an hour.
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Friday, May 22nd, 2015 AT 6:53 PM
Tiny
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Bilsue
May 23, 2015

the dist pickup coil that you suggested didn't work. Any other ideas.

Have 93 ford e150 5.8 was running fine. Then at a stop sign it died as if I had turned the key off. Would not start until It cooled. Then when it reaches operating temp again it dies. Have replaced gas filter, fuel pressure reg, dist module, distributor pickup coil and coil-- -out of ideas. When first started cold it runs fine
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Monday, May 25th, 2015 AT 10:47 AM
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We should probably go back to the starting point and check if you have spark when the engine won't start. If you do, check for fuel pressure. The fuel pump may be quitting when it gets warm, but a corroded connection in a connector terminal would probably be more likely.

If you're losing spark, I'll dig up a wiring diagram and figure out where to start testing.
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 AT 2:38 PM
Tiny
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Bilsue-

I turns out that it was a temp sensor. Thanks for the assistance
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Thursday, May 28th, 2015 AT 2:20 PM
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Dandy. I'm guessing you mean the coolant temperature sensor, not the intake air temperature sensor. Ford did have some trouble with the coolant temp. Sensors in the early '90s but usually they just caused erratic idle speed. Happy to hear it's solved, and thank you for posting the solution.
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Thursday, May 28th, 2015 AT 6:23 PM

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