Hi: I've got an 88 F150 that I replaced the starter and solenoid two
weeks ago. Afterwards when I drove for about 10-15 minutes it would
cough (jolt) 2-3 times then run OK. This week after driving for about
the same amount of time it has just quit. After pulling to the side
of the road and waiting about 10 minutes it started right up. Seemed
like the engine got flooded. Could this be the O2 sensor or do you
have other suggestions. I appreciate the help as it isn't too cool
having the engine cut off while going down the highway. Thanks.
I cant imagine any O2 sensor failure that would result in the engine
dying... rememebr that the most needlessly replaced item under the hood
is the O2 sensor
Since ALL F-150's have exactly the same engine... Oh, wait, they dont do
However, your problem is most likely the ignition module mounted on the
side of the distributor. Go to Autozone or other, get a ford ign module
tool, remove it and check the grease... if it's dry and caky, replace the
module and lube with appropriate heat sink grease.
If it's not dry and caky it still may be the problem but, you would need
to check for spark while cranking/no-start to determine
Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
you pay..DEAL with it!
I have a similar problem with my 1988 Ford 460 engine... it starts up
quickly in the morning, I can drive it for an hour or all day, and every now
and then, at low speeds, like sitting at a signal light, the engine stalls,
then it is reluctant to start, it takes a few attempts to get it to start,
what could causing this problem? Thanks Dave
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