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I have a 1987 ford-150 straight 6 engine in it, only has 71,000 miles on it and recently i had a problem with the truck shutting down and if you gave it a few minutes it would fire back up so i had the ignition module and starter solenoid replace..thought the problem was fixed and went to pick up my truck from garage and went to start started but the engine was racing to high the rpms were at 3,000

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  • shdr05 Jan 04, 2009

    what is pre ignition?

  • shdr05 Jan 04, 2009

    why is it that once i had tried to turn motor off with the ignition the motor stayed running what would cause that is it getting a over load of gas or timing is off or distributor needs adjusting?

  • shdr05 Jan 04, 2009

    when this problem happened i did not smell any large amount of fuel or fumes or any gas leaking on ground this problem has me paused i am going to lean towards the fact my machanic might have changed the module but did not checked to see if he might of off centered the distributor and of course the timing being off and not matching up with the distributor since they both run off the crackshaft..


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You probably need a tune up or timing might have been changed which would alter the rpms. Replacing the module can erquire moving the distridutor and it may not have been returned to the same position. I have experienced same problem.

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  • idare_ya Jan 04, 2009

    I believe you are referring to firing prior to the intake valves fully closing which would cause backfiring thru carb.,..

  • idare_ya Jan 04, 2009

    definatly needs adjusting! check vacume lines as well it could be just idle needs adj but the recent work as wel as symptoms point to timing those engins like 89 n up fuel as well make sure when u tune it you run the same octane fuel as you usually do or as recommended by mfgr
    If this helps dont forget to rate the help Ill check back in a few days to see if you are all set


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