Why does my truck shut off shortly after start up?

Asked by Mar 25, 2015 at 09:54 AM about the 1978 Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Its a 78 F-150 Ranger and recently replaced the oil filter, thermostat, and battery. She
starts up when I pour gas in the carb. or pump the pedal for a few minutes. The engine
sounds fine, and was told it is probably a fuel problem.

1 Answer

645

I would look to the fuel filter first, then if it still won't run on it's own check the fuel pump. The pump only has a rubber diaphragm inside they do go bad from the gas

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Ford F-150 Questions

Ford F-150 Experts

#1 OJ
OJ
Reputation 7,690
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 4,330
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 2,690
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
390 Great Deals out of 47,148 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford F-250
468 listings starting at $3,975

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford F-150 For Sale
19 Great Deals out of 125,466 listings starting at $15,741
2016 Ford F-150 For Sale
124 Great Deals out of 21,832 listings starting at $18,897
2015 Ford F-150 For Sale
183 Great Deals out of 7,522 listings starting at $10,999
2014 Ford F-150 For Sale
376 Great Deals out of 12,453 listings starting at $7,995