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Old 01-29-2004, 06:22 PM
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Angry problem with my 460 ignition...

Hey guys, my girlfriends dad has a sweet 89' ford 4x4 with a fuel injected 460 with a duraspark II firing it. When you drive it for like 5 or 6 miles it will just die. But if you let it sit for and hour it will run another 5 or 6 miles and start all over again. I figured he might need a ballast resistor or somthing. What do you guys think? Thanks all. Anything you all have to tell me will be greatly appreciated!
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Old 01-29-2004, 07:06 PM
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You should have the "check engine lite" on now. You need to read the error codes to find out what is wrong and fix it. My 89 F-250 with a EFI 351 started acting like that and when I did the codes it said 3 sensors and the fuel pump relay were all bad! A hot wire feeding all 3 sensors had shorted and killed them all, I replaced them and the truck ran fine, SO.. I didn't believe the fuel pump relay was bad like the code reader said. A week later we went down to Seaside Oregon (200 miles away) to see Gallagher the comedian, on the way back, in the middle of nowhere, the truck died, it was the fuel pump relay, I by passed it and we got home. Moral of the story.. Fix everything it says is bad, or else..
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Old 01-29-2004, 07:24 PM
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Hey thanks for the tip man. By the way I lived in Oregon for almost all my life untill I moved here to texas about six moths ago. I lived in Glendale Oregon. It sure is some pretty country up there huh? Ok thanks again man.
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Old 01-29-2004, 09:22 PM
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Ok I talked to my girlfriends dad and he wanted to know if the problem could also be the pick up coil inside the distributor. Also he said that he bought a chepo aftermarket distributor from some place that was reman in mexico. Wondering if that could be the problem also. Oh and I had him check all of his sensors too. Thanks for the info pony.
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Old 01-29-2004, 11:29 PM
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Sounds like an electrical problem. Those are notorious for module failure. I like to change stator (pick up coil) and module at the same time. Check for codes 14 and/or 18 in the memory to verify ignition failure.
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Old 01-30-2004, 01:17 PM
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I think that is what will have to be done cause I can't think of the problem being anything other than fuel or electrical. Thanks for the info.
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