I think the CFC program is a bunch of crap and a way for the commies to get good ol' American stell off the roads. Those of course would be good old toys like the one I have. I wonder how many 62 Ford F100 unibody trucks have been crushed. I agree that there should be a program that gives people a chance to buy the cars at a really good price. It'll probably never happen though. To get back to this car now that I am done ranting.
When the car was towed to me, it would start, run for a short while then the engine would die. It may or may not restart. We checked & replaced the coil pack, spark control module, and computer with known good parts. We checked the 4 relays that are on the firewall, the one on the drivers side is for the fuel pump. When you turn the key on, the fuel pump runs until it pressurizes the system, then the relay shuts the pump off. We even swapped relays around in an attempt to find a bad one. No bad one found. We checked the fuel system and replaced the fuel filter as a just in case. We checked the ignition switch for correct operation and saw no problems. The weird thing is that after we installed the computer, the engine started & ran good for 10 minutes or so. I shut it off so we could reinstall the fan that was removed to replace the coils & spark module. After everything was reinstalled, we went to start it and it wouldn't start. :-( It seems like it wants to start, but just won't quite get there. I was thinking of something in the fuel tank, like a piece of plastic that would get drawn to the suction. But why would it start & run for 10 or so minutes then not restart? It's like there was a relay that kicks out as soon as the engine starts. I think it's something so simple, I just can't see it. Thanks for any input you can provide.
Thursday, August 13th, 2009 AT 9:51 PM