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Old 03-25-2019, 09:59 PM
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I just bought this 94 F150 when I got out of the Army for $700 but it starts and drives fine but it dies as soon as the check engine light comes on then I gotta wait for like 5 min and it will start again I put it in Drive and hit the gas and it dies again and then I wait again then it can drive again for awhile then does it again I changed out the ICM ignition control module has a new coil in it but I just canít figure it out I really need help I need this truck to get to school and take my kiddos to day care anyone else experienced this and fixed it let me know please.

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I just bought this 94 F150 when I got out of the Army for $700 but it starts and drives fine but it dies as soon as the check engine light comes on then I gotta wait for like 5 min.
There's a code associated with the light. You need to find out what it is. I don't know 1994 Fords, you might have to read some flashing lights on the PCM.

Here's a couple of articles about it.

https://www.blueovaltech.com/tech/eecivcodes.php

Actually, a parts store might be able to read a 1994's codes. Not sure.
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Yea I tried taking it to autozone and all and they tell me itís too old of a vehicle they donít have the adapters to hook it up to the computer I see thereís a way you can get codes through the check engine light with a paper lip to the computer connection I donít know
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Yea I tried taking it to autozone and all and they tell me itís too old of a vehicle they donít have the adapters to hook it up to the computer I see thereís a way you can get codes through the check engine light with a paper lip to the computer connection I donít know
It's not that hard. Just counting light flashes. On my old Nissan I had to turn a screw with a screwdriver on the computer. Funny how fast the parts stores lose expertise though.

There's a few guys out there that know these old trucks. Steve83 Jbrew white89gt akdoggie Rnlcomp ... there's more but I can't remember the screen names. Good luck. Find the computer and someone will now how to get the flashes counted.
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THAnk you so much sir for the help
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99% sure it will be the module on the side of the distributor. The Standard LX226 is a good replacement.

note: the pickup coil in the dist can also cause this. I'm still putting my money on the module.


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Yes sir I replaced that the ICM ignition control Module but all it fixed was it made the sluggish start up go away
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Stop replacing parts. If you ever suspect an ignition system fault, follow the diagnostic procedure in this caption:


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This caption explains how to read codes:


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Do NOT buy or replace any parts simply because their names appear in the code definitions. If any false codes are delivered, look inside the EEC:


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If you plan to keep this truck, you need to buy a Haynes manual, READ IT cover-to-cover at least once, and then keep it in the truck along with some tools. Read this caption before buying a Haynes:


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