1985 Ford Ff150 PU

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Old 04-15-02, 07:15 AM
Pars
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1985 Ford Ff150 PU

Runs fine most of the time but sometimes dies and won't start.If I wait about an hour it starts again and seems to be ok. I took it to a 'Gateway auto shop' and they couldn't find anything wrong. Could this be the electronic control unit? I don't think they checked that.
 
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Old 04-15-02, 07:21 AM
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Could be a number of things. You need to give us more specifics.

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Old 04-15-02, 07:35 AM
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most likely
 
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Old 04-15-02, 02:16 PM
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If you have a hershey bar(ignition module) on the side of the distributor I would look into that being your problem.
When they go bad they usually won't work until vehicle cools down.
 
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Old 04-16-02, 06:02 AM
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If it's a TFI module like Bill says, you might contact Ford on that.

There was a class action settlement for that problem. A phone call wouldn't hurt.
 
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Old 04-16-02, 07:39 AM
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Ok, thanks for responding. It is a 1985 ford F150 PU. V8, auto trans, Recent repairs:replaced fuel filter,plug wires,distubutor cap,rotor button. I called Ford and they told me that there was no settlement at this time on the suite.They said that I could bring it in and they could put it on the machine for $59.00.Maybe that would be my best option.The problem seems to be getting worse.Yesterday I parked it while fishing and it wouldn't start a few hours latter.Finally it did start,but died after driving a few miles.Waited about an hour and it started again and I made it home.When this happens it turns over fine,sounds like its starting but doesn't.It's getting gas for sure. Thanks again for the help. If I deside to take it to Ford I'll let you know what they find.
 
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Old 04-16-02, 07:56 AM
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There IS a settlement claim for some vehicles of this year. Your vehicle may not be affected.

Knuckles furnished the link a while ago. Did you call Ford HEADQUARTERS for an answer (not the dealer!)?
 
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Old 04-16-02, 08:03 AM
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I didn't call headquarters but I'll try to get in touch with them. I do remember getting a letter a while back about joining a class action suite but the wife told me that she pitched it.
 
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Old 04-16-02, 08:26 AM
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That was the letter . Fill it out, especially if the module is your problem. Ford will reimburse you for it!
 
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