ford 300-6 will crank run awhil then shut off. waint until it cools and then it will stat but same thing again, shuts off


Asked by Nov 14, 2015 at 11:31 AM about the 1989 Ford F-150 S Standard Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1989 F-150 300-6, will crank, run about 15 minutes the roughly shuts off. I wait till it cools off, then it will crank again but the same thing happens, shuts off after it runs awhile!!! What could be wrong and thanks to all, Fletch

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Sounds like another ignition module and or a distributor pickup coil, see pic

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Bob Beaman

Yup, likely one or the other.

Dylan Detlor

The IG mod on the side of the dist sounds bad replace that first before u go digging inside the dist for the p/u coil. Word of advice go to ur local auto parts store and by the tool to get the bolts for the IG mod normal sockets won't work save urself the headache get the tool made to do the job

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Dylan Detlor

It could also very well be a weak coil or a cracked dist cap or bad rotor

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Or the engine timing is set to high

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