1979 Ford F-150 Custom: Starts and idles fine, doesn't accelerate when in drive and some times shuts down?


Asked by Dec 21, 2015 at 09:11 PM about the 1979 Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Starts and idles fine, doesn't accelerate when in drive and some times shuts

4 Answers

Kelly Mayo

if the trns is ok.first check the fuel system////pressure///filter..


Carburetor? Does it bog down when giving gas? Will the engine rpm pick up when in park and pedal pushed? How's the condition of the plugs and wires, along with other ignition components.


When in park and I give gas it bogs but then rmps will pick up. Condo of plugs and wires are a year old


With no load on the engine (park and running) the bogging of the engine, then picking up could indicate a carb problem. Check for ignition problems first, they're easiest. Personally, I have had problem with plug wires which are not motorcraft. Check the resistance of each wire with a meter. You can obtain the specs on resistance on the wires from the net. Usually about 5K ohms per foot and fraction thereof. While the meter is out, check the coil.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions


Looking for a Used F-150 in your area?

CarGurus has 216,425 nationwide F-150 listings starting at $1,000.


Search Ford F-150 Questions

Ford F-150 Experts

#1 OJ
Reputation 6,010
#2 dandyoun
Reputation 3,890
#3 tennisshoes
Reputation 2,300
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-250"
609 listings starting at $3,995
Used Ford Mustang"
722 Great Deals out of 41,401 listings starting at $900

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford F-150 For Sale
6,695 listings starting at $17,015
2016 Ford F-150 For Sale
144 Great Deals out of 137,896 listings starting at $16,985
2015 Ford F-150 For Sale
238 Great Deals out of 8,951 listings starting at $17,958
2014 Ford F-150 For Sale
487 Great Deals out of 10,911 listings starting at $10,450
2013 Ford F-150 For Sale
693 Great Deals out of 14,710 listings starting at $7,727