1985 Ford F-150 fuel problem

Tiny
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  • 1985 FORD F-150
Engine Mechanical problem
1985 Ford F-150 V8 Four Wheel Drive Manual

no spark, replaced dist. Engine starts goes through high idle then hesatates spits and misses and dies. If I squirt fuel inti throttle body stays running. New fuel regulator, midship tank pump and new fuel filter. Can hear pressure pump and tank pump running when key is cycled. Can not find relays for eec and fuel system. Not in engine compartment have looked everywhere?
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Sunday, October 3rd, 2010 AT 8:10 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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The EEC in in the relay block under the hood. However, if it is bad, the fuel pump wouldn't work. Have you checked fuel pump pressure?
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Sunday, October 3rd, 2010 AT 8:56 PM
Tiny
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See my profile, Imma CJ Guy,

I'm not a paid mechanic, nor paid here. But I do know CJs well, and answer in their forums alot.

Dad had/ still has a '86 T-Bird 3.8L V-6 Throttle body injection

Would not run, I replaced every sensor, some 3-4 times. It threw no codes at all, I was really getting proficient, counting the light flashing on the code reader!

Several years ago, my Buddy and I bought a Car Dolly, so we did not need a tow truck.I squeak Bigtime when I walk. So I really tried all I could do, without big spending.

I took it to the feller that the dealerships take their problem children to.I really hated doing this, I never let stuff whoop me!

He ran thru testing everything, then he told me it was the TPS, paid him and left. Replaced it the 4th time and still same issues.

Pap was sorta hinting about taking it to the dealership.

I was ready for suicide, I was letting my Pap down.

Many of the sensors I had, came from the Salvage Yard.I had spent less than $30 there, in several trips. Probably robbed everything off of 4 cars.

I had bought several new sensors, and I could see that I was pizzing in the wind.

My buddy, who was helping me all along, said I was not acting my usual Comedian, happy go lucky self. He said there was only one thing we had not tried.

He had been to Advance Auto for a gasket, and spent $20 more, at the salvage yard. He retrieved these items from his truck.

He said, you haven't changed the injectors, so I got the entire throttle body off of the blue T-Bird in the Salvage Yard (the better looking rig, which we had robbed alot of stuff off of already)

I didn't try to swap the injectors, I put on the new gasket and bolted it on.

WAAAALAAAA. Instant fix.3 weeks of wasted time and effort. Fixed for about $25, and 30 minutes of time!

I won't even tell you what the SUPER MECHANIC charged me for nothing!

Well any way, I always write novels when I answer,

Thanks for putting up with me,

Let me know what you come up with,

The Medic
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Sunday, October 3rd, 2010 AT 9:05 PM
Tiny
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I'm glad you got it fixed.

I have to tell you, my first vehicle was a 1961 Willys with the 226 Super Hurricane flat head 6. The gears were slow, slower and slowest. I bought it with an engine knock. The only replacement I could find was one from a "junk" yard that looked like it was burried in the mud or a couple years. I cleaned it, put it in. And it fired right up. One problem. You could follow the blue smoke from behind me from 10 miles away. I was only 16 and the vehicle was 25. I loved it, but sold it. The body was perfect, new top. I fell in love with a 67 Cougar, so it had to go. I wish I still had it. I don't think a hill has ever been made that would have stopped it.

Tale care.

Joe
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Sunday, October 3rd, 2010 AT 10:32 PM

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