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Eletrical Problem??

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Sharpshooter77, Oct 24, 2006.

  1. Sharpshooter77

    Sharpshooter77 Senior Member
    Messages: 162

    Hey guys I was On my way to the store and my 1985 f-250 cuts out. Its like if you turned the key off while driving the truck. I stalled a tatal of 4 times. 3 times on the way home and 1 time just sitting a idle in my drive-way. does anyone know what all of these tell-tail signs are saying. I am not the best at working out eletrical problems. I know that I still have power when the truck cuts out becasue the lights and radio still work. I checked all of the spark plug wires and the are all fine and nice and tight. Also I did find 3 wires that lead to the side of the distributer were striped and bear wire was showing so I wraped them up nice and tight with electrical tape. Thinking that they are grounding out on the engine block. And the truck STILL cuts out. And I do not think taht it is a fuel issue becasue the way the truck justs cuts out with out warning. The truck does start right back up when it does cut out. Those 3 wires come from the area over by the drive side wheel well. And then they run it to a 3-way plug connecter. Then they lead into the side of the distributer. The truck is a 1985 F-250, 4x4, with a 351 windsor, with a new 4 barrle holley carb. Like I said I really don't know much about eletrical problems so ANY help would be great and the faster I get this taken car of the better. THNKAS FOR THE
     
  2. Northland

    Northland Senior Member
    Messages: 169

    Fords are notorious for the ignition modules going bad. You can pick these up pretty cheap at any Advance, Pep Boys etc. Im about 99% sure thats your problem.
     
  3. Northland

    Northland Senior Member
    Messages: 169

    Better yet... Just looked on ebay... Tons of em on the cheap.... payup
     
  4. Sharpshooter77

    Sharpshooter77 Senior Member
    Messages: 162

    Nope it was a bad pick up coil, and selenoid was messed up too. I replaced them both it only cost 36.00 bucks for all the parts and it took 15 minutes to install and off I went and no stall . Thanks for the help :cool: :salute: :) :drinkup: