1987 Ford F-150 Help plz

Tiny
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Engine Performance problem
1987 Ford F150 V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic Idk miles

I have a 1987 ford f-150 4x4 and every time u go over 35 the truck dies and sounds like it isn't getting fuel or if u get on the gas hard it dies or if u let it sit for a bit it dies and me and my dad are thinking it's the fuel pump but not forsure plz help
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Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 AT 7:46 PM

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Tiny
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See my profile. Imma CJ guy.

I do not know your rig well

Have you ever. Or just investigated. Or installed a FUEL FILTER?

A fiter that is really dirty, will restrict the amount of fuel needed to SATISFY your engine.

As RPMs Increase, so does the CALL for MORE FUEL!

She might run great at 25 MPH, but 35 MPH it starves!

If you cannot remember when, Changing your filter is "SUPPOSED" to be done at a "MILE INTERVAL" or "TIME INTERVAL". As expressed in the $30 manual every vehicle owner should have for his specific rig". It will not hurt to "CATCH UP!"

The manual also tells you other things to do!

Gives you "INVOLVED" Troubleshooting. How to repair, STEP BY STEP. TESTS and more.

I am not a Employed Feller here, just a member like you. Answering what I can, but somebody higher thinks my answers are "Helpful" maybe not Award Winning. Hence, my newly aquired title.

Cyber-Rigs (yours being one of the 1st type out) are complicated and need more "hands on" testing sometimes. Just to get more info.

SHOULD THE NEW FILTER NOT FIX YOU. Advance Auto or Autozone may be able to test you for a "CODE" or a "STORED CODE". Sometimes those results will tell the "PARTS HOUSE PEOPLE" what you need.

If that is a "NO-GO". Please resubmit your Problem in a NEW POST, with all of the newly aquired info you have at that point.A Cyber Mechanic may help you better than I can.

Let me know if the Filter works

This is my hobby.I am a Better Jeep CJ Answerer!

Trying to fix cars and keep my hands clean. Help someone at the same time!

GET A MANUAL---YOU WILL THANK ME LATER!

The Medic
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Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 AT 8:19 PM
Tiny
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Hey yes I have changed the fuel fillter but it till does the same thing so should I take it to someone to test it or should I just put a new fuel pump in it and help out cuz the fuel pump
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Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 AT 9:07 PM
Tiny
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Glad you came back!

Wish you would have mentioned that !

MANUAL?---anything in troubleshooting?

Problem before or after the new pump? Time frame?

This is not necessarily a FUEL ISSUE....If it will make it, code it!

Did you install the pump....with a manual?...Or just wing it?

I sorta can't see your end, so ALL INFO is helpful sometimes.

Sometimes new stuff can be bad, or you pinched a line, or you got dirt in it, or the neighbors kid stuffed a twig in it.....Etc.

Go with the EZist 1st!!!!!

Sometimes the feller at the parts house (especially the clean-cut, been there awhile guy).....THEY CAN DIAGNOSE you too!....SORTA A FREE MECHANIC!....They deal with the same issues DAILY!

Ask them where those manuals are too!

OK, same deal.....even if it takes days....KEEP ME INFORMED....I live for responses

The Jeep dealer will MAYBE take that in on trade!

Then if you want to, read my "Votes"...Hit feedback, make me sound really good to my next victim!

Let me know if my "LEADS" help out!......manualmanualmanualmanual

Waiting on you

The Medic

MY '46 Willys---"WILLY"......from almost scratch....all by myself!


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Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 AT 9:49 PM
Tiny
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Sry if I said I changed the pump I ment the fuel fittler in the line and my step dad put it on he has his own car shop but he has been so busy that he said he doesn't have the time to look at it and thx
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Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 AT 7:03 AM
Tiny
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Roger, I may have sorta thought you said "pump" too. We're on Eastern Time, Little Later here than the other US Zones. Zombie Hours start working on me sooner.

As for the STEP-DAD thing

I know the situation VERY WELL!

I have 2 step-monsters myself.1 male.1 female

I have a Time with both

Neither HAVE THEIR PRIORITIES STRAIGHT

Male thinks the world is a Nintendo-Atari Game. Female is (we will stay away from that) Both think ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES will make you smarter than. The 12 years of schooling, somehow they passed.

Step-daughter, her boyfriend, and "ME". In a recent conversation, while working on the brakes of her "Exploder"

Q: Why do you have all of those tools?
A: Cause I needed them, at some point to work on my Jeeps and Stuff

Q: How did you get so many tools?
A: Well, This one here.I didn't drink BEER for a Week to buy this one. That was a Months worth. Nearly six months for that. On and on

A: You should try it. Look!, Its been 20 years since I bought that one.I still have it, about to use it on your car. Had I bought the BEER, it would have long evaporated off of that BUSH.I MEAN TREE. NOW, beside the Garage and I would have nothing to SHOW FOR IT!

.'Cept maybe a well irrigated Tree. Maybe even "would have expended fundage" on a "DUI" (or some places a "DWI"), an "EVIL" tool that you can also keep forever!

"Corse you can't fix these brakes with a "DUI", ain't you glad I bought these tools 20 years ago?

Well, bout it for the preaching.I get really tired of like. Cleaning up their mess they make. That they just Leave With me. One's 24 other 28

They do have me over a barrel."SECRET WEAPON". Mom

The Medic

Thanks for the positive feedback!
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Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 AT 8:07 AM
Tiny
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Lol
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Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 AT 4:05 PM
Tiny
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ALL I ASK ISPUT STUFF BACK LIKE YOU FOUND ITTHEY HAVE A SHORT MEMORYTHIS IS THIS IS A SIGN OF 24 YEAR OLD BRAIN DAMAGE!!!

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Friday, September 3rd, 2010 AT 11:53 PM

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