Tip & How-To about 1989 Ford F 150

Keep the RPMs Low to get home without a Tow($80-$120)....

Hello all, from what I am finding on my problem:engine cuts out for no reason when it reaches operating temp-- there are other people with this similar issue with their car engines just stalling out while driving down the road. If this is your car and you can start it after it cools down with a little time (30-45min.) I have found that if I kept the RPMs to 1000-1200 or 20-25 mph I was able to "crawl" home (and this was going over 40ft brigde too) without stalling and did not need a tow truck ($80-$100). Hope this helps when it happens. BTW I am only putting this tip here, if you are online elsewhere pass this on. Also I will have follow up for you if it was the ignition module after all.

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