1989 f150 inline 6 runs good for a min and spit and sputter and dies

Asked by Mar 04, 2016 at 01:01 AM about the 1989 Ford F-150 S Standard Cab 4WD SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Run well for a bit and then cuts out and dies

4 Answers

Need help on fuel system or vacuum


Start with fuel pressure test


When it dies will it restart? If not then spray a little starter fluid in the intake tube, if it starts and runs briefly then it is fuel related, but if it won't start then it is spark related. Do that then repost back here and someone will help you with further diagnosis.

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Check the vacuum hoses for cracks and check fuel pressure

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