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Old 08-23-2011, 01:35 AM
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Truck stalls going around right hand corner. Any ideas?

I got a 1980 f150 with the 4.9L I-6. the fuel pump has been converted to electric.

When i go around a right hand corner, the truck dies. once u straighten out, it will roll start its self and keep going. any ideas what it might be?
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Old 08-23-2011, 05:41 AM
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I remember reading of one owner having that problem (not sure if it was a 6 or V8)........his float level was too high & was flooding the engine cornering.
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Check to see if the carb is not loose on the intake. My friend's F150 would die turing right and a with a quick left wiggle would keep on running! We found the carb is falling off the intake on turns!
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Are you sure you have enough gas in the tank? Sucking air as you turn maybe?
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Only make left hand turns. No seriously, check the carb for tightness, they're infamous for loosening themselves from the intake manifold. Also check the float level as Ken suggested.
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Ive had trouble with is coming loose before. the truck has done it for a long time. I'll check the float.
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