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Open the hood or engine cover and look for a "T" or loop handle.
When you find it give it a tug.
If it slides out and there's oil on it, you've got it.

1983 Ford... | Answered on Jul 07, 2015


no its located in the grille

1983 Ford... | Answered on Jan 05, 2015


I would check for fuel starvation.

1983 Ford... | Answered on Nov 11, 2014


AMSOIL Series 500 Brake Fluid DOT-3

1983 Ford... | Answered on Oct 03, 2014


yes just the glass can be replaceed if required, normally by putting the glass in at an angle, usually the top first and pushing up into the runner, slotting the lower part in last, may be easier from inside the vehicle

1983 Ford... | Answered on Aug 28, 2014


I recall some old fords had a filter screwed in at the carburetor inlet. But likely somewhere around the engine bay-they didn't start putting them under the vehicles in the fuel line till later. There would be a sock or screen inside the tank on the fuel pickup pipe, but never a filter in the tank, and the screen seldom got plugged, unless dirt or trash got into the tank.
It could be your pump, too. Is it a mechanical pump on the engine, or an electric pump in the fuel line somewhere? You can take the line off at the carburetor and check fuel volume and flow, use a can to catch it . If a mechanical pump, the engine has to be cranking over for the pump to push fluid through. Also at the carburetor, check that the needle valve is letting gas into the carburetor. This needle valve is controlled by the float in the carb bowl-when gas in the bowl drops, the float opens the needle valve off a tiny seat to let fuel into the carb. Sometimes they get blocked or clogged, or can get stuck closed. A new needle valve and seat are always found in carb rebuild kits, along with all new gaskets and other wear-prone or rubber parts. Check before deciding it is the carb, if gas is getting to the carb in sufficient flow. There are specifications for fuel flow-something like a quart in 20 or 30 seconds of cranking the engine for a mechanical pump-but you would have to look for the spec for it. Generally, I think a pint of gas in a few seconds would determine if the pump was working sufficiently.

1983 Ford... | Answered on Jun 21, 2014


I know this might sound odd but try replacing the ignition switch. I have a 86 c class e 350 and could not get the front fuel pump to run for the longest time. After changing everything else, I decided to change the ignition switch, and believe it or not the front pump came on and started working the way it is supposed to.

1983 Ford... | Answered on Jun 20, 2014


The best thing to do is to take your truck's registration to the parts department of your local Ford dealer. They need this to verify that you actually own the vehicle and they use the VIN code on the registration to look up the codes in their computer system. They can cut you a new key using the code.

1983 Ford... | Answered on Apr 27, 2014


The freeze plugs can be fixed with the engine in the veicle. There are some rubber plugs available that have a bolt thru the middle. Pry out failed plug, push in rubber replacement, tighten bolt to expand rubber. Fixed.

1983 Ford... | Answered on Jan 20, 2014


We need more detail on the problem please

1983 Ford... | Answered on Jul 23, 2013


What's the problem with your 8cyl 1983 Ford Econoline? Can you give us a little detail? If so, maybe we can help.

1983 Ford... | Answered on Jul 23, 2013


If you are replacing the timing belt , the replacement belt manufacturer usually has instructions and a diagram on the carton supplied.

1983 Ford... | Answered on Apr 23, 2013


check battery and connection,starter

1983 Ford... | Answered on Mar 01, 2013

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