1988 Ford F-150 fuel

Tiny
ANDREWSBABY24
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  • 1988 FORD F-150
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 500,000 MILES
Trying to find out why my truck stalls out and then it dont want to restart once it shut off for weeks at a time it wont start back up?
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Thursday, February 26th, 2009 AT 2:36 PM

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Tiny
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Next time it refuses to start do below to determine if its fuel or spark problem

Get a starting fluid/ether/better off gas in a spray bottle and spray into the carb or the throttle body on an EFI. Did it start and die? If not disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine -have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors- Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it
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Thursday, February 26th, 2009 AT 2:39 PM

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