Why is it dying randomly?


Asked by Oct 29, 2014 at 07:06 AM about the 1998 Ford F-150 XLT Stepside SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So recently I did a bunch of work to
my truck, mostly steering and
suspension along with new at fluid
and gasket, radiator flush and oil
change. Standard stuff. Well now that
it's running again I have noticed now
and then when in gear it won't go
over 1000 rpm and just die with a
check engine and battery light on.
Mostly does it in reverse and not all
the time. IDEAs?

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Go to AutoZone or Advanced Auto Parts and have them read the code for free. No need to throw parts at it.

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