want crank

Asked by Oct 03, 2008 at 08:42 AM about the 1987 Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

truck will crank on starting fluid but goes dead as soon as ether burns up.plugs fire but color is yellow

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fuel pump, or fuel pump relay

can you here the fuel pump humming when you turn keyswitch on,if not bad pump.also is not a good thing to use eather it will dry out the cylenders,best to use carb cleaner.


yeah you dont want to use ether vaery much if you can help it, alot of times once is all it takes and your vehicle will depend on it all the time, carb cleaner will do the same thing with out harming the motor as much its more of a pain, but you could also just dump gas down the carb


Is it getting fuel ? Check fuel pump or line is plugged .Try throttle body cleaner it works better than ether you could damage the computer componets but also be careful where you spray the throttle body cleaner it could do damage also . Keep it away from any of the sensors .

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