Same problem or new one??
First off...A happy new years to all!
Now....If anyone remembers my post on the cold weather starts...Today I went to start the truck and again it didn't start. So I plugged it in but keeping in mind the advice I got before.....I took a heat gun and first hit the coil/cap wire at both ends and then warmed up cap and coil and she started fine...took about 5 minutes...so it that problem is most likely moisture as suspected(though I still don't understand how plugging in the block helped).
Ok..so that's one problem all but solved. I figured I would start with rotor/cap and progress as money allowed.
Alas, the honey and I were going to her parents and the truck died going up after topping a small hill just a minute from her parents today ...it started to cut in and out going up the hill. Can not decide whether it was losing spark or fuel...but likely one or the other.It would turn over fine and seemed like it was catching to the point I would let go of key but it would not run and I tried holding key but that made no difference. It would seem to want to catch but not. After trying intermittently for maybe 10 minutes it started up(a little rough) and got us to her folks place. I let it run for a few minutes ...tried giving it gas and all seemed fine. Started and stopped with no problems. I had just switched tanks this morning but it ran 1/8 of a tank with no problems(relevant?).
On the way home it started to cut in and out again early in the trip(5 minutes into 35 minute trip) but did not die and decided to run fine the rest of the trip. I did however switch back to the front tank after it acted funny coming home. Was fine rest of the way home.
I will also mention that though it was not cold today, it was snowing and the roads very wet and slushy.
Now I have a fuel filter already and tomorrow I will change it for starters(Is there one filter for the 2 tanks?...or is there two?)
So...here are my questions..
Would most be inclined to believe that it is electrical and would the problem be with cap/rotor or coil ......or does it sound like a fuel issue.
I remember the 95 i looked at before I bought my 94 had a 302(mine's the 6) and he told me that it would stall out if it went through big puddle...think he said it was coil on his. Could all the slush have wet the electrical on mine and would it be the coil? or again the cap/rotor. or ....could it simply be wire from coil to cap? Does anyone know which I should change first? Would fuel pump cut in and out???
I know it's impossible to say for sure but I'm hoping some people's past experiences will point me in the right direction.
I will in time change all but I need to finish a contract so that I can get paid and then I can change everything but I need the truck to finish the contract.
Any ideas would be very much appreciated.
& Thanks for taking the time to read my lengthy post.
1994 F-150 supercab 2x4 300-L6
1994 Bronco XLT 4x4 302-V8