My 76 f150 won't stay running when accelerating. .... I need help?

10

Asked by Feb 10, 2016 at 10:51 PM about the 1976 Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 Answers

10

The truck has a 5.9L 360 , it starts fine just stalls when you press on accelerator.

1 people found this helpful.
115,925

Accelerator pump is the first thing to check, it should give you a shot of fuel every time you move the gas pedal, if you don't get any fuel replace the accelerator pump, if you get good fuel squirt then disconnect the vacuum hoses from the vacuum advance unit on the distributor and then see if it will accelerate, if it does then check the little ground wire inside the distributor that grounds the breaker plate to the distributor, it maybe broke. If you still have a problem then check the carbs float level, then the fuel pump flow and pressure. HTH

9,265

I would start by narrowing down the problem by spraying some quick start on the carburator as u pulk on accelerator cable, if it does ramp up the engine speed, then u have a gas problem. If it still stalls, then check the spark system

1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

F-150

Looking for a Used F-150 in your area?

CarGurus has 208,427 nationwide F-150 listings starting at $1,300.

ZIP:

Ford F-150 Experts

  • #1
    OJ
    Reputation
    10,510
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    4,870
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    3,770
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
261 Great Deals out of 37,612 listings starting at $1,350
Used Ford F-250
401 listings starting at $3,500

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford F-150 For Sale
99 Great Deals out of 134,264 listings starting at $18,956
2017 Ford F-150 For Sale
129 Great Deals out of 8,809 listings starting at $18,500
2016 Ford F-150 For Sale
232 Great Deals out of 9,088 listings starting at $14,800
2015 Ford F-150 For Sale
285 Great Deals out of 10,952 listings starting at $12,999
2014 Ford F-150 For Sale
356 Great Deals out of 10,622 listings starting at $7,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.