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dieing issues

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by wahlturfcare, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. wahlturfcare

    wahlturfcare Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    I have a 88' f350 with a 460 that recently will start sputtering with zero power or die and not fire back up. but will after a little bit. It has all new fuel system. it is spuratic and will run fine sometimes. could the coil be bad even though it has spark?

    im open to suggestions.
  2. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    My suggestion would be to get rid of it and get yourself a new truck before the upcoming plow season.
  3. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    Sounds like a bad coil to me.
  4. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    More info: Is it fuel injection? - Duel tank? - Got spark and fuel pressure? - When does it die? - Not idle? - How long till it starts again? - Rough idle / sputtering? - How old is the distributer cap / Wires / Plugs?
  5. Mudman78

    Mudman78 Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 103

    Sounds like the ignition module is bad. If it's fuel injected, it's a rectangular gray plastic box mounted to the side of the distributor where the harness plugs in. If it's carburated, it's a square silver aluminum box mounted on the driver's inner fender.