Air Flow 88 F150 Straight 6

Asked by Nov 18, 2012 at 02:13 PM about the 1988 Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

After a fire in the engine at the fuel injector, I've replaced the damage and put new seals on. I've tested the engine and fuel flows, it gets to the spark plugs fine.  The spark plugs are new and gapped correctly.  Spark coil tested and works, sark plag cables work, cap and rotor fine.  I can get the engine to turn over fine but it consistently won't keep itself going.  Flapping the air intake/gas pedal rapidly will let in hang on in turning over as long as that is kept up.  But it just stops.  It's as if the air to the engine doesn't flow.

1 Answer

try turning it over with no pedal pumping and someone spraying a quality carb cleaner all over the exterior of the motor, from intake/ exhaust manifold and pushrod cover, up. If it pops or starts, something is cracked and letting too much air in. Remember, you only need air, fuel and ignition timing to run. Hope this helped.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Ford F-150 Questions

Ford F-150 Experts

#1 OJ
OJ
Reputation 7,860
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 4,360
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 2,740
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
806 Great Deals out of 67,649 listings starting at $2,484
Used Ford Mustang
454 Great Deals out of 45,520 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford F-250
470 listings starting at $3,475
Used Ford Ranger
194 Great Deals out of 5,816 listings starting at $1,650
Used Jeep Wrangler
280 Great Deals out of 18,051 listings starting at $2,950

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford F-150 For Sale
28 Great Deals out of 127,014 listings starting at $13,377
2016 Ford F-150 For Sale
115 Great Deals out of 17,706 listings starting at $18,848
2015 Ford F-150 For Sale
193 Great Deals out of 7,859 listings starting at $17,900
2014 Ford F-150 For Sale
381 Great Deals out of 12,526 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.