Truck won't stay running

Asked by Jan 13, 2015 at 12:50 PM about the 1987 Ford F-150 XL Standard Cab SB

Question type: General

I have a 1987 ford f150 5.0L recently
I had to jack the motor up and
change the oil pump ever since then
the truck won't stay running no
longer than a minute. It'll crank up
and after a few seconds the motor
starts to shake and just die. After that
you have to wait a couple minutes to
start it again but it does the same
thing. I've already replaced the fuel
pump, fuel filter, spark plugs, spark
plug wires, distributor cap and rotor
button, and the TPS. I don't know
what else to do someone please help

5 Answers


I am having the same problems with mine but its an 89. 4by4 and it runs 15 mins and dies

10 of 10 people found this helpful.

Did you prime the pump?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Also, you should check for codes that the PCM has stored.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

i have a 87. F150 starts up after ten min it cuts off wont start back up till it cools down

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I have a 2000 ford f350 super duty v10 gas its hard to start .once its running it doesnt want to idle .but after its warm it will idle and drive fine .anybody know whats going on with it

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