1989 f150 flood out in second gear , the truck must warm up first but it still floods out or cut out

Asked by Dec 21, 2012 at 04:18 PM about the 1989 Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

floods out went going to second gear

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Start the truck and allow it to idle to get it warm. Will the engine race while in neutral (without a load) or will it cut out with increased RPM in neutral?

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n neutral it runs without cutting off but when i try second it cut off

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Then your problem is probably fuel and it's delivery. If the engine operates normally without a load (tranny and the weight of the vehicle) then check the fuel system for filth and the air cleaner. If the vehicle is carburated, that would be the first place I would check. Sounds like the carb is flooding out.

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Has anyone been adjusting the mixture if carburated? If so the engine could be running to rich, which would cause the problem.

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