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I have a 1996 ford f150 4x4 5.0 litre engine. It has a full tank of fuel.The vehicle will crank and idle kind of rough.When you press the gas it kind of bogs and shuts off. It has never done this before and it its my everyday driver. There is no misfire and it just has me kinda stumped

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  • millerwelds9 Sep 26, 2009

    NO I HAVE NOT WHAT SHOULD IT BE?

  • ryan karos May 11, 2010

    have u checked the fuel pressure

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How meny miles on it? Have you had the fuel filter changed? Have you ever run it out of fuel?

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Check your fuel pressure and change the fuel filter

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

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    Jeff Adkisson Sep 26, 2009

    fuel injected or carburetor??
    120 lbs for fuel injection and around 60 for carb
    i would try changing the filter first



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