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Forum: Computer Chips & Tuners 07-25-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By ralbach
recomended sub $200 OBD2 reader

I couldn't find a thread via search on this subject so my apologies if I missed it.

Basically looking to purchase an OBD 2 reader but not so badly that I'm willing to spend more than $200. While I...
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-12-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,832
Posted By ralbach
Finally found the time (and equipment - ie timing...

Finally found the time (and equipment - ie timing light) to get this done properly per my code reader instructions.

First things did not all go according to what was expected.

Did a timing...
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-07-2012, 11:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,832
Posted By ralbach
Update - Went and got a timing light as the...

Update -

Went and got a timing light as the instructionsfor KOER testing insisted that I check that first. Looks like it was a good idea.

The timing oscillates between 20 BTDC up to 55 or BTDC...
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 09-30-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,832
Posted By ralbach
Thanks - the sensor did a continuous memory test....

Thanks - the sensor did a continuous memory test. But I did not do the KOER yet.

Will do it this week.
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 09-30-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,832
Posted By ralbach
Thanks for the idea: Good news is that I was...

Thanks for the idea:

Good news is that I was able to find a reader on Amazon.

Not so great was I got no results other than the all clear: 11 / 10 / 11

I took the readings three times:
(1) -...
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 09-23-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,832
Posted By ralbach
86 F150 5.0 auto- idle rough, lurches at stops

Hi Folks,

Your suggestion as to the cause and solution appreciated.

The truck:
1986 F 150
5.0L
Fuel Injection
Automatic
Driven perhaps 4 days a month
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-03-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By ralbach
fuel supply dies over time - thanks in advance

Hi Forumers,

86 F150 5.0 Liter AC - new Jasper engine since 2005 - fuel injection - dual tanks - rarely driven (2x month) - problem has persisted for 2 years - now causing hour long strandings.
...
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 06-19-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,775
Posted By ralbach
My problem seemed to have gone away as I'm using...

My problem seemed to have gone away as I'm using an older original from my brothers Bronco. Old stuff rules.
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 01-10-2010, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 862
Posted By ralbach
86 F150 Tailgate - need clips

Howdy, I've a tailgate that is stuck and the reason is that one of the clips connecting the latch release links to the handle assembly has broken. Seems like a simple thing but every re-assembly...
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-18-2009, 12:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,174
Posted By ralbach
You are correct that the hammer approach will...

You are correct that the hammer approach will stop the starter and I do suspect it is excess current draw. I've the official Ford shop manual and have been checking grounds. Ground 203 appears to be...
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-17-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,174
Posted By ralbach
I worked on the ignition switch and actuator on...

I worked on the ignition switch and actuator on the steering column. I manually moved into and out of "start" position during my testing - consistent movements there did not result in consistent...
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-17-2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,174
Posted By ralbach
It is mounted on the inside of the right fender...

It is mounted on the inside of the right fender (looking forward) about 10 inches from the battery. Two screws hold it against the fender wall.
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-17-2009, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,174
Posted By ralbach
My symptoms are the following. After replacing...

My symptoms are the following. After replacing the starter and starter relay (solenoid depending on whom you speak with) the starter relay "stuck" such that the starter kept running. The first...
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-16-2009, 11:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,174
Posted By ralbach
voltage / current across starter relay

1986 F150 new starter many starter solenoids I posted earlier how I've gone through many starter relays - am about to try my third Motorcraft relay / solenoid tomorrow I was wondering if anybody...
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-12-2009, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,775
Posted By ralbach
solenoid and starter run-on

86 F150 302 - new battery, new positive batt cable, new starter I've gone through about 5 starter solenoids, replaced the starter actuator in the steering column and the starter itself over the...
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