After driving for about 20-30 minutes, my truck decides to shut off. It
loses power, bogs down, and then shuts off completely. When I try to
restart it, it's as if the battery is dead. It will try to turn over a
times and then dies. If I wait for about 30 minutes it will start right
like nothing is wrong until about another 20 minutes passes and it does
again. The truck is not over heating and isn't low on any fluids. It has
the 2.9 v-6 and has about 165,000 miles on it. PLEASE HELP ME!!!! TIA
SOUNDS like two different problems, but maybe not...
Get a TFI (ignition module) wrench at your parts store and pull the
If the lube on the back is caky and basically solid, that's your
problem.. or soon will be. Suggest you DONT replace it with "Wells"
brand. Remember to lube with dielectric or heat sink grease.
That or your catalytic converter is gone and plugging exhaust.
BTW, if you're going to drive an old EFI ford, do a google search on how
to read out EECIV codes using a test lite and a jumper.
TFI problems usually dont show, however.
Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
you pay..DEAL with it!
Thanks for the response, however, I replaced the ignition module last week
and it has no catalytic converter. I think my dad had it taken off a while
back. When I replaced the ignition module I didn't put any grease on it.
Could that be the problem? Thanks again : )
Re: 88 Ranger problem (Engine quits, restarts later)
I replaced the ignition module last week and I didn't
put any grease on it. Could that be the problem?
It could. The ignition module generates heat that
must be conducted away, or the semiconductors in
the module will begin to fail. The special installation
grease has the high thermal conductivity needed.
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