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Fuel Problems I just purchased an 89 Ford F150 with a 302 and it will not start without ether or gas but once it starts it runs on its on and at idle is running rich (black smoke out of exhaust). I've replaced high pressure pump, fuel filter, pressure regulator, and cooling temp. sensor. With key on engine off it has 40 pounds fuel pressure. The check engine light stays on constantly and the fuel pump runs constantly and when I try to get self test codes the light never just stays on. Can anyone help with this probelm?

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  • walt brown Jan 31, 2009

    truck will not start unless i spray ether or gas in throttle body then it runs rich with black smoke coming out of tailpipe

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    dies when in idle. possible issue with Throttle body carburetor, filter was extremely black dirty. Runs fine while in motion. Possible issue with fuel pump relay?

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    pickup does start but has to crank for awhile could I be loosing fuel pressure if so what do I check or replace now

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    light stays on constantly. i put a tester on the A and B connecter to jump then turned key to on without starting engine and light didnt blink. drove car and no mechanical issues what could it be to get light to clear

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    I had a 300 in truck and put a 302 in and now I can't get it to start. The fuel will not pass the pressure regulator. Can you help

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    black smoke is coming out from exhaust

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    could this cause engine lite to be on

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    very hard starting and will not stay running without pumping gas. Runs very rich



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Check for air inlet at carburettor leaks.

Posted on Jul 14, 2008

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    Kleanthis Mavropoulos Jul 15, 2008

    Sorry this comment submitted to you by error. Does your problem still exist?

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    Kleanthis Mavropoulos Jul 15, 2008

    if yes, I think you have to check also air filter, throttle position sensor, and then fuel injectors operation.



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