have a 79 F 150 with 300 seems to run while starter is turning, getting fuel and fire,but wont continue to run.

Asked by Mar 07, 2013 at 09:13 AM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

8 Answers

16,235

make sure the coil is getting voltage with the key in the RUN position. I'm sure you have but manipulate the throttle to try to keep it going.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Best Answer

took a little longer to quit, little rusty that might be it.

16,235

it may need idled up, or better yet the choke may not be working. Did this happen suddenly or has the truck been sitting for some time and your trying to revive it?

happened suddenly , seem to run fine the day before oil presser was a little low other than that no problems.

16,235

its an old motor, as long as oil pressure isnt 0 it should be good. Id pour a little gas down its neck to see if that helps. Play with ignition advance, play with the choke. Make sure no vacuum hoses came off, cold engine+vacuum leak = no running

yea could have missed one , ill do that ,thanks

closer look, found leak in intake manifold, still replace coil and dis cap wont hurt.

16,235

she had a vacuum leak, that'll do it

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Shortcuts

Search Maintenance & Repair Questions

Maintenance & Repair Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 150,340
#2 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 103,190
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 84,240
View All