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(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.
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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.
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