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80-96-list Digest Mon, 12 Feb 2001 Volume: 2001  Issue: 031

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Re: Hesitations
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Re: Hesitations
Re: Hesitations

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From: MRStace84 aol.com
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 13:16:39 EST
Subject: Re: Hesitations


I just went through a similar problem with my 84.  It turned out to be the
Duraspark ignition module (mounted on the inner fender).  If it is your
problem it will eventually quit completely.  I would go buy a good qualitiy
replacement iginition module, and change it out.   Hopefully this will help.

Stacy Fisher
84 F150 4x4
98 Ranger XLT 4x4


In a message dated 2/12/01 1:11:09 PM Eastern Standard Time,
olson televar.com writes:

<< My '82 Ford F150 6-cylinder straight runs erratic at times.  it coughs
and sputters and once left me stranded miles from town.  Next time it
runs like a top.  I eliminated fuel as a problem after a $500 carburetor
overhaul.  It must be electrical.  It has a Motorcraft Duracraft
Ignition system, but is this a likely source of problems?  This erratic
performance is not consistent; several days may lapse before the
symptoms appear again.  The sputtering and jerking is sometimes brief --
2 minutes -- and occasionally much longer.  It's exasperating and
downright maddening.  What's wrong?  What can I do? >>

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Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 10:18:31 -0800
From: Ken Olson <olson televar.com>
Subject: [Fwd: Hesitations]


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My truck's ignition set-up is a Motorcraft Duraspark and I specculate
that moisture inside the terminals is causing brief and intermittent
electrical shortages.  How can I remove all traces of moisture inside
the terminal couplings without severely damaging the coupling?  They
seem to be stuck fast, like welded together.  This is on 1982 Ford F150
6-cyl straight.


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From: "Atkinson, Chip" <CAtkinson Circadence.com>
Subject: Re: [Fwd: Hesitations]
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 11:27:40 -0700


WD-40?  That's what the WD is supposed to stand for, Water Displacement.
Don't know how well it works for that exact task.

Chip

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> My truck's ignition set-up is a Motorcraft Duraspark and I specculate
> that moisture inside the terminals is causing brief and intermittent
> electrical shortages.  How can I remove all traces of moisture inside
> the terminal couplings without severely damaging the coupling?  They
> seem to be stuck fast, like welded together.  This is on 1982
> Ford F150
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From: jrnoakes texas.net
Subject: Re: [Fwd: Hesitations]
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 13:34:50 -0600

I have been having the same symptoms in my '95.

Would this solution still be the same for my year of truck?
Any recommendations on a replacement?
How difficult is the replacement task?

Thank you,

Justen
jrnoakes texas.net
'95 F-150, 4.9L I6, Mazda 5spd, 2wd



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My truck's ignition set-up is a Motorcraft Duraspark and I specculate
that moisture inside the terminals is causing brief and intermittent
electrical shortages.  How can I remove all traces of moisture inside
the terminal couplings without severely damaging the coupling?  They
seem to be stuck fast, like welded together.  This is on 1982 Ford F150
6-cyl straight.

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From: Calvin Bespalko <bconsult mcsnet.ab.ca>
Subject: Re: Hesitations
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 13:46:47 -0700


FYI

I have a 87 F160 with a 300 straight 6.  I had the exact same problem one
year ago.  It is the ignition module.  What I was told was that over time
it is unable to hold a charge at times and looses the charge prior to going
to the spark plug.  I changed it and it is now 100%.  It is a known problem
with fords and I was told by my ford guy that you should replace it every
45000 miles or every 3 years.  In Canada, the price is only $90 to replace
so it is well worth removing the headache.  The ignition module comes with
a liquid which you need to smother on the module where the instructions
tell you to prior to screwing it back it.  Oh yeh, and you cannot use a
conventional socket on this module to remove the bolts because the are
countersunk and the space needed to unscrew the bolt is 1/2 of what a
conventional socket needs.  My ford guy took a socket and grounded the
sides down to thin the socket diameter so as to fit in the space given by
the ignition module.

You can tell if your ignition module is fried as you could be driving
without a problem and then the truck will possible bang and act like it is
out of gas for a moment then pick right up again (for those who have not
experienced firing problems before).

Replecement every couple of years is well worth the investment (in
comparison to having the problem with your wife in the truck calling your
baby every bad name in the book).

Just my opinion
Calvin Bespalko
87 F150


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Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 21:27:58 -0600
From: Buck Shoff <hawk sktc.net>
Subject: Re: Hesitations


I had a problem just like that on my 86 250 with 351.  The plastic clip
that holds the primary (small) wires to the coil got loose.  I think
they use the same clip on the 6 cylinders.  At times it would run fine
and at other times it would miss and sometimes die.  A new clip, with a
wire pigtail did the trick.  They sell these at the parts store for
about 10 bucks. Your problem could also be the ignition module, as
others have said. I hope that helps.  Buck

Ken Olson wrote:
My '82 Ford F150 6-cylinder straight runs erratic at times.  it coughs
> and sputters and once left me stranded miles from town.  Next time it
> runs like a top.  I eliminated fuel as a problem after a $500 carburetor
> overhaul.  It must be electrical.  It has a Motorcraft Duracraft
> Ignition system, but is this a likely source of problems?  This erratic
> performance is not consistent; several days may lapse before the
> symptoms appear again.  The sputtering and jerking is sometimes brief --
> 2 minutes -- and occasionally much longer.  It's exasperating and
> downright maddening.  What's wrong?  What can I do?

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Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2001 15:24:29 -0800
Subject: Re: MotorCarft Carb Specification
From: Joan and Walt Posluszny <redstone home.com>


I've got a 85 F150 4x4, 351 2V, 4 spd Man. OD set up for High Altitude from
the factory.

Does anyone have or know where I can find the size of the Main Jets and the
Power Valve for this carb.

The TAG numbers are as follows:

E5TE
 PA
C 4J I4

The C could be a G, and the I could be a 1.

Any help is appreciated.

Walt


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