1995 Ford F-150 Truck stalls while driving restarts after 3

Tiny
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  • 1995 FORD F-150
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 200,000 MILES
While driving the truck cuts out and stalls then restarts after sitting for about 3 minutes
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Friday, May 28th, 2010 AT 7:15 PM

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Tiny
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Have you checked the EEC relay? Also, has the check engine light come on?
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Saturday, May 29th, 2010 AT 12:49 AM
Tiny
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I have not checked the EEC relay and the engine light is not on.
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Saturday, May 29th, 2010 AT 2:41 PM
Tiny
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I would suggest switching the relay with a different relay in the vehicle with the same part number to see if that affects the problem. Also, you may want to consider checking fuel pump pressure. Since it isn't kicking a trouble code (check engine light) the problem may be fuel related. Here is a how to video and directions for checking it.

http://www.2carpros.com/how_to/how_to_check_fuel_pressure.htm

Let me know what you find.

Joe
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Saturday, May 29th, 2010 AT 9:42 PM
Tiny
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The relays checked out ok, the fuel pressure read 30 psi, and the repair manual stated it should be between 35 and 45 psi. The pressure did rise when the vacuum line was disconnected from the fuel pressure regulator and the engine was acelerated. Would the fuel filter being clogged cause the psi to be lower that the repair manual statesl.
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Monday, June 7th, 2010 AT 9:52 PM
Tiny
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Yes, it can cause lower pressure. If you get an adapter, you can disconnect the filter and check the pressure before the filter. That would give you an acurate reading of the pressure and tell you if the filter is causing problems. Keep in mind, if the manual states 35PSI as a minimum, anything less is going to cause problems. Also, did you notice if there was any gas in the vacuum hose going to the regulator?

Let me know what you find.

Joe
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Monday, June 7th, 2010 AT 10:22 PM
Tiny
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There is not any gas on the fuel regulator.
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Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 AT 7:54 PM
Tiny
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That is good. I was thinking maybe it was bad. As far as the pressure test, either you have a partially plugged fuel filter or a pump going bad.

Let me know what you find or if you have other questions.

Joe
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Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 AT 8:58 PM
Tiny
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I replaced the fuel filter and the psi increased to 35.
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Monday, June 14th, 2010 AT 7:56 PM
Tiny
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That is good. Has it corrected the problem?
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Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 AT 10:07 PM
Tiny
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No it still stalls, I replaced the ignition module. I believe when the module get hot, the circuit opens when it cools the circuit closes that's why it start after a few minutes. It didn't stall today but I will continue to monitor.
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Friday, June 18th, 2010 AT 8:15 PM
Tiny
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What you described on the prior post makes sense. When they heat up, that can happen. However, past experience makes me question it because it usually takes longer to restart.

Let me know if it continues.

Joe
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Friday, June 18th, 2010 AT 8:54 PM
Tiny
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I finally fixed the problem it was the pick up in the distributor this solved the problem.
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Thursday, July 15th, 2010 AT 5:08 PM

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