Car Questions
RepairPal is your advocate for car care advice and guidance

Starting problems

(1990 Ford F-150)
in Woodstock, VA on May 18, 2011
I have recently started having problems starting my 87 F-150 it takes two or three tries to get it to start. any ideas? it seems to be worse in the afternoon.
Ask a Question
Displaying 1 answer & 0 comments
Popular Answer
on May 18, 2011
Start with the basics. First - a fuel pressure test should be performed. Is the engine getting enough fuel? Second - ignition. I believe this vehicle has the infamous Ford TFI module mounted on the distributor. This is highly susceptible to failure, especially due to heat. It can cause a stall or a no start. You have to catch this one in the act.

Beyond that, you could have a an air / fuel mixture issue or a vacuum leak.
Sign in to reply
Get a repair estimate
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 2,000 quality certified locations nationwide.
Or interested in getting a repair? Find a Shop

Similar Questions

View answers to similar questions from RepairPal's community of auto experts and enthusiasts.
Hah, don't get me started with my 2004 durango. i've owned vehicle since 2006, never had any issue at all with truck...
Sometime it's sharking when check engine light on
Didn't find what you were looking for?