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1983ford E with 460 motor rundown the road for about 1 hour motor will backfire then run ruff. turn key off then on it will clear up then later it will do it agane

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  • francinix2 Sep 09, 2009

    yes changed it and also put a new distributor in

  • francinix2 Sep 09, 2009

    the filter is external can the ECM controller be the problem and if so any kind of test i could do

  • Dana Newcombe
    Dana Newcombe May 11, 2010

    In 1983 I believe the fuel pump was still external(not in the tank) You've got to keep in mind I've been repairing all types of vehicles for 40 years, so some of these things get beyond me. If it is or is not internal, try to feel(external) or hear(internal, cap removed) for the pumps activity while the key is being turned on and over several times for the on position just a couple for the turning over.

  • Dana Newcombe
    Dana Newcombe May 11, 2010

    Have you checked the fuel filter lately?

  • Dana Newcombe
    Dana Newcombe May 11, 2010

    No, I'm sorry, I was speaking about the "fuel pump itself" that is what the preceding instuctions were for.



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Its the electric ignition module. its a box on the driver side under the hood, by the tire on the finder well. it will have three plug-ins on it. It will need to be replaced it shouldl cost 25 to 35 $ because it will just get worse and worse.and when you need it the most it will go out GOOD LUCK!

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