it takes spells not wanting to start back after u drive it a while let it cool off its fine

Asked by Jan 04, 2016 at 08:13 PM about the 1985 Ford F-150 STD Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 Answers

15

Possible ignition module, should be located on left fender area. May be grey in color, when it heats up after driving and you shut off engine it may not start back until it cools off. Check coil wire and spark plug wires,dist. cap and rotor button. Good luck.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
6,575

Ditto ignition module or possibly the stator in the distributor.

19,360

Ignition modules on Early model Fords were prone to heat failure, especially on performance type vehicles like my Grand Torino. Before long they will fail while driving, leaving you stranded. Usually removing the module and pouring cold water over it will correct the problem until it heats up again. On my Grand Torino I actually had to move it to a location away from the engine.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

F-150

Looking for a Used F-150 in your area?

CarGurus has 192,315 nationwide F-150 listings starting at $290.

ZIP:

Search Ford F-150 Questions

Ford F-150 Experts

#1 OJ
OJ
Reputation 8,500
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 4,420
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 2,950
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-250
469 listings starting at $4,390
Used Ford Mustang
705 Great Deals out of 44,424 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Ranger
171 Great Deals out of 5,557 listings starting at $900

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford F-150 For Sale
876 listings starting at $29,070
2017 Ford F-150 For Sale
70 Great Deals out of 123,318 listings starting at $18,199
2016 Ford F-150 For Sale
119 Great Deals out of 9,361 listings starting at $14,950
2015 Ford F-150 For Sale
211 Great Deals out of 8,860 listings starting at $15,990
2014 Ford F-150 For Sale
342 Great Deals out of 12,424 listings starting at $9,900

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.