Engine dies after it turns over

Asked by Jan 03, 2016 at 02:17 PM about the 1972 Ford F-250

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 72 ford truck. It had a funny smell while
stopped at a stoplight almost like a burning smell
then the next stop light it died. When I start it, it will
turn over but then immediately dies. Any ideas
what the probken could be?

3 Answers


A burning smell or something else? When was the last time you did a complete tuneup on the engine?


Electrical smell? Oil? Coolant?

Electrical, thinking ignition switch or ballast resistor...got the parts on order

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