1982 FORD F150, WITH A 300, AT, IDLES ROUGH

  • Tiny
  • honda400
  • 1982 Ford F-150

Hi,

I just purchased a 1982 Ford f150 inline 6 (300), with AT. When the truck gets up to operating tempurature it starts to have a rough idle, and at times may stall out. Prior to reaching operating tempurature the truck idles great and never stalls.

Any ideas as to where I should start?

Thank you,

Eric

Sunday, March 26th, 2006 AT 2:16 PM

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  • Tiny
  • peppermrj
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Any maintenece history? Might just be in need of a tune up. Plgs, wires, cap, rotor, etc.
Fuel injection or carbeurated?

Good luck and : ) post back.

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Sunday, March 26th, 2006 AT 4:01 PM
  • Tiny
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Thank you for your reply.

It does have a carb, and I do not know the maint. History.

Thanks, Eric

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Sunday, March 26th, 2006 AT 4:39 PM
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  • peppermrj
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Six cylinders have a way of shaking the carb loose. Check it out. Do a tune up also. Plugs, wires, cap, rotor, PCV valve, fuel filter, and a tank of gas with intake/carb/injector cleaner. I like chevron with techron or seafoam.

Good luck and let us know. : )

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Sunday, March 26th, 2006 AT 6:31 PM
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Thanks, I'll try that and let you know!

Eric

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Sunday, March 26th, 2006 AT 7:00 PM
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  • peppermrj
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Forgot to mention that the carb can come loose at the mounting bolts and the bolts/screws that actually hold the carb together. Check and tighten both as needed.

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Sunday, March 26th, 2006 AT 7:07 PM
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Could be choke adjustment as well check adjustment after you done what peppermj has suggested above.

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Sunday, March 26th, 2006 AT 8:10 PM

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