Engine Performance problem
1993 Ford F150 V8 Four Wheel Drive Manual 260654 miles
Yesterday afternoon I changed the thermostat on the truck. Everything went fine until I took it on its first ride to see if it worked. I noticed that the temp. Gauge wasn't climbing to its normal operating range so I shut the heated off for about 10 seconds the the gauge shot up almost instantly to the "M" in normal. As I continued driving the gauge started to rise. I stopped to see if there was any leaks, found none, jumped back into the truck and seen that the gauge was back to normal again. I started to go home and it happened again but, this time I just continued driving. The gauge did not go into the red but it did get close. By the time I got it home it was pretty dark and I just figured I would tackle it in the morning. I went on-line to see if I could trouble shoot it and found that it could just be an air lock in the system, the site gave me instructions on how to remedy the air lock. So, first thing in the morning I went to start it but ti would not start ! I can hear the fuel pump pumping, lots of gas in it, no leakage under the truck, I checked to see if any electrical wires were unplugged during the thermostat switch. Nothing. I have to pick up my uncle soon from a Bison hunt so, I need the truck pronto if you have any ideas please help.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, January 14th, 2009 AT 12:45 PM