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My 88 ford f-150 efi was driving it spudered a little while idleing then the check engine light came on drove it about 5 miles and shut it off started it again light went out when I sped it up then shut it off again and now it won't start, changed fuel filter and it's pumping fuel, it has spark, and fires a little but won,t start. g

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Try checking all your vacuum lines first

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