Hello to all forum members.
My background is computers but I have done many jobs in my life including running various equipment (usually loading trucks) and driving truck for twenty years. I had a radio install and repair business for a few years, I did a lot of car/truck repairs myself and have; rebuilt engines, changed about ten transmissions, did several engine installs, brakes, u-joints, and almost anything that happened to break I could replace or repair.
I currently upgrade and repair computers as well as install and teach linux to new users.
Most of my mechanical knowledge is acquired a bit at a time from other mechanics, Haynes manuals and online searches. Started doing my own repairs back in 1976.
I have just gotten my hands on a 1989 f150 2 wheel drive. It has all new wheel bearings, new steady bearing, new universal joints and the body is not too bad either. I'm in the middle of trading a great running 1988 toyota corolla for the f150 with my brother. I need a truck.
Problem is the truck won't idle at all. Pretty sure it's the tps and bro has a new one to put in as well as a new egr valve too. It starts and idles up for a sec or 2 then the check engine light comes on and it wants to stall if you don't give it a bit of throttle.
I'm going to change the oil and filter, fuel filter and the air filter. The plugs and wires might need changing too.
Then I'm going to look through the forum's posts and see what all else I can find about the f150. I imagine all my questions have already been asked and answered so I will look there first before I post any real questions. I did see some helpful posts before I joined up about how to change the tps which is nice when you've never done one before. Seems pretty simple tho so it should be no problem. It's a two wheel drive extra cab long box 302 v-8 4 speed standard with overdrive. It should be good (I hope). Gotta go do some
work . See ya