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Forum: Pre- 1987 / Classic Corner 02-19-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 547
Posted By 88xlt
Your ignition module could be mounted on the side...

Your ignition module could be mounted on the side of the distributor, but I didn't think they did that until 1987 with the start of fuel injection on the 4.9. If you go to www.rockauto.com and dial...
Forum: Pre- 1987 / Classic Corner 02-18-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 547
Posted By 88xlt
Make sure you are getting power up to the coil...

Make sure you are getting power up to the coil through one of the small wires that hook onto the coil, with the ignition switch turned on. Don't forget to turn then ignition switch on. A test light...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 02-04-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By 88xlt
Is the rotor in the distributor properly in...

Is the rotor in the distributor properly in place? Is the connection hooked up to the ignition module? Other than that I stumped.
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 02-04-2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By 88xlt
Yes I would spray WD40 or penetrating fluid in...

Yes I would spray WD40 or penetrating fluid in where the key goes. Even though the wheel is locked, putting pressure on it trying to turn it may help. Also try turning the key tumbler slightly as you...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 01-12-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 416
Posted By 88xlt
I'm not sure what you mean. If you're talking...

I'm not sure what you mean. If you're talking about replacing the alternator, remove the negative battery cable from it's post before you start replacing the alternator and reattach it after you're...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 01-12-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By 88xlt
Best to stay with the 300 6 cylinder and whatever...

Best to stay with the 300 6 cylinder and whatever transmission it has in it, or you will get into doing mods.

What transmission does it have in it? What is the status(condition) of the current...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 01-02-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By 88xlt
How are you bridging the solenoid? I assume you...

How are you bridging the solenoid? I assume you are connecting the two large terminals on the solenoid?(this bypasses the solenoid, as you obviously know). If you run a jumper from the large terminal...
Forum: 6 Cylinder Engines 12-27-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By 88xlt
A camshaft actually breaking would be extremely...

A camshaft actually breaking would be extremely rare. The distributor drives off the camshaft. You could check to see if the rotor in the distributor still turns, if it does and the camshaft broke it...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 11-25-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By 88xlt
Open the hood and stand by the hood hinge on the...

Open the hood and stand by the hood hinge on the drivers side. It should be just inside there somewhere.
Forum: Pre- 1987 / Classic Corner 11-18-2017, 02:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 221
Posted By 88xlt
I read everything you said. You have a dirty or...

I read everything you said. You have a dirty or loose connection OR a battery cable that is shorting internally, most likely near the end connection.

I have personally experienced this scenario...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 11-17-2017, 02:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By 88xlt
If the engine turns over when you bridge the two...

If the engine turns over when you bridge the two large posts on the solenoid, you need to do some more testing. Assuming the engine does turn over:

Pull that little SLIP ON wire off the...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 11-16-2017, 10:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By 88xlt
To hop the solenoid there is no need to have the...

To hop the solenoid there is no need to have the clutch pushed in. For safety reasons, make sure the transmission is in neutral and leave the ignition switch turned off. The engine won't start with...
Forum: Pre- 1987 / Classic Corner 10-05-2017, 12:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Posted By 88xlt
Try turning your engine over with a socket and...

Try turning your engine over with a socket and breaker bar. Put the socket on the bolt on the front of the crankshaft. Turn in a clockwise direction. If you can turn the engine with a socket give it...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 09-13-2017, 12:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By 88xlt
You don't need to stay off the highway, just...

You don't need to stay off the highway, just don't let it idle too long with the engine light on. You could probably warm it up to where the engine light comes on and have the test done with the...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 09-12-2017, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By 88xlt
What do I mean by any length of time. Ideally no...

What do I mean by any length of time. Ideally no more than say 30 seconds. Don't let it sit in your yard and idle with the engine light on or if in a traffic jam speed up the engine enough for the...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 09-12-2017, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By 88xlt
I've got a darned good idea of the whole thing....

I've got a darned good idea of the whole thing. From what you describe from the engine being warmed up good and then the engine light coming on at slow engine speeds, you probably do actually have...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 09-08-2017, 01:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By 88xlt
Are you sure your hoses or nozzles are not...

Are you sure your hoses or nozzles are not plugged? If you can find a place, try unhooking a hose from the nozzle.
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 09-08-2017, 12:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By 88xlt
I don't think you should need to bleed the line....

I don't think you should need to bleed the line. Check and wiggle the electrical connection. Are you sure it worked just before you removed the reservoir?
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 09-03-2017, 11:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By 88xlt
That should be called a bypass hose. Any self...

That should be called a bypass hose. Any self respecting auto parts place should be able to fix you up. If they don't know what you are talking about when you ask for the bypass hose, explain where...
Forum: Pre- 1987 / Classic Corner 08-21-2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By 88xlt
Does the starter spin the engine over at normal...

Does the starter spin the engine over at normal speed when hot? If yes, first thought would be the gas is leaking from the carburetor and somewhat flooding the engine.

If you shut the engine...
Forum: How-To Section 08-21-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 536
Posted By 88xlt
Are you saying your yoke has up and down sideways...

Are you saying your yoke has up and down sideways play? If so then you need to tighten the nut more. Ideally you should get a new crush sleeve and you should certainly get a new self locking nut that...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 08-19-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By 88xlt
I wouldn't jump to conclusions about replacing...

I wouldn't jump to conclusions about replacing the oil pump. The oil pressure gauge in there is probably just an idiot gauge that moves to some point with adequate oil pressure and will go clear to...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 08-17-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By 88xlt
The best way would be to drain maybe a gallon and...

The best way would be to drain maybe a gallon and a half of coolant out, that would put you below the level of the thermostat. No need to drain all the coolant.
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 08-17-2017, 01:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By 88xlt
I think you did the right thing in replacing the...

I think you did the right thing in replacing the fan clutch. I think the thermostat is probably keeping it up to the current temperatures you're getting. It really isn't running all that hot.

...
Forum: Suspension & Brakes 08-15-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By 88xlt
If the truck is parked and you manually bounce...

If the truck is parked and you manually bounce the front end up and down do you hear any noise?
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