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Ford F-150, Ford F-250, Ford F-350, Ford F-100, Truck
#1326 of 2180 Short in Fuel System
Jul 15, 2005 (8:30 pm)
I have had my 1999 F-250 in the local Ford dealership for a week now and they cannot figure out what is wrong with my truck. The symtoms are: Running realing rough as if the engine were about to stall due to flooding, smoke from the tail pipe with a rich smell of fuel not being efficiently burned. The dealer has identified he beleives it is some type of short and has been on the phone with the tech reps from ford with no luck so far. Any ideas?? I bought this truck used and I currently live in Lousiana but the truck came from Canada and had the heater coil plug in for cold weather. Thanks
#1327 of 2180 Re: A/C Vacuum Problem [tgarrett3]
Jul 16, 2005 (4:38 am)
You're welcome! I had similar problem a few years back w/ my F-150.
Sometimes the simple stuff will make you nuts.
#1328 of 2180 1986 F150 spewing fuel
Jul 16, 2005 (7:25 am)
I hope someone can help me with a problem my hubby and I are having. We just (yesterday) had our '86 F150 tested for the Ontario Drive Clean Emmisions, and it took the mechanic most of the day to get it to pass, on the curb-side idle CO2 test. To do this, he had to play around with the carb and get the fuel mixture so lean, the poor truck didn't have any power! Legally, he wasn't allowed to change the settings afterwards, but he showed us how to readjust the carb, which we started working on. Took it for a drive last night, and it still needed a bit more adjusting. So this morning, hubby inspected the fuel filter and put it back on, everything looked fine. Adjusted the mixture a bit more, then he took it around the block for a test drive. Didn't make it to the end of the street! The carb was leaking fuel at the base, and spewing fuel from the top! Also, it was noticed that the gasket from the air filter compartment was missing after we picked up our truck, and we thought it might somehow have accidently fallen in, but we can't see it in the carb... Any suggestions?
#1329 of 2180 Re: 1986 F150 spewing fuel [vizerdrix]
Jul 16, 2005 (9:41 am)
Sometimes, a hammer will solve the worlds problems. Turns out the float was stuck, and a few light taps with a hammer loosened it up, and the truck is running fine again. Next question: how do I prevent this from happening again? Will I need to take the carb apart and do something with the float, or should I just make sure there is always a hammer available in the truck?
#1330 of 2180 Re: 1986 F150 spewing fuel [vizerdrix]
Jul 16, 2005 (10:31 am)
I dare say the carb would behave better after a good cleaning and the installation of an overhaul kit.
#1331 of 2180 FORD F350 COMPATIBLE RADIOS
Jul 15, 2005 (9:35 pm)
Does anyone know what Ford vehicle radios can be put in a 2000 F350 Super Duty with just plug and play with the available wiring harness. I want to replace an AM/FM Cassette with an AM/FM Dual Media CD/Cassette radio. Does anyone know where I can go on the internet to find a compatibility chart for Ford vehicles? Thanks in advance.
#1332 of 2180 Re: FORD F350 COMPATIBLE RADIOS [beachrichard]
Jul 16, 2005 (4:34 am)
www.crutchfield.com - they have charts to show what radios will fit in the vehicle and can also sell you wiring adapter that plug into trucks's wiring harness to allow quick and easy radio hookup.
#1333 of 2180 Re: 1986 F150 spewing fuel [mac24]
Jul 16, 2005 (10:35 am)
That carb is so clean, you could eat in it! :p It's also a fairly new carb, recently replaced by the previous owner. Will look into an overhaul kit too, though. Thanks for your suggestions!
#1334 of 2180 Re: FORD F350 COMPATIBLE RADIOS [wpalkowski]
Jul 16, 2005 (7:17 pm)
Thanks so much wpalkowski.
#1335 of 2180 Re: FORD F350 COMPATIBLE RADIOS [beachrichard]
Jul 16, 2005 (7:30 pm)
After looking at that site it doesn't have a guide for changing OEM to OEM just OEM to aftermarket. Maybe someone else will know of another location. Thanks though. Richard