Re: Wierd F150 problem
86 was "bank fired" rather than SEFI....here is where a LOT of assumption
comes in to play... especially since this same scene wasn't tried with the
injector on a different cylinder. I imagine a number of contributing factors
including corroded connections and possibly a shorted injector coil... no
way of telling without testing but I can assure you that auto repair is NOT
as simple as most people think.
This could open the door for many other subjects, points of view,
experiences ad infinitum but I wont go there. Sounds like you got rid of a
truck that runs for the price of a truck that don't...
Knowledge is our friend.... this ain't rocket science but it does take a
logical approach to diagnosis.... electrical problems are much easier to
diagnose than we allow ourselves to believe......
"James Goforth" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I had an 86 F-150 that wouldn't run and sold it as is, a guy came over
> to buy it and tried to see if he could get it running to drive it home.
> We started messing with it, cranking it over, wouldn't fire at all,
> and then we took the plug off one of the injectors (302 engine) in order
> to put the test light on it, and then when we cranked it it would start
> right up. Then we could plug the injector back in and it would run
> perfect. But every time we'd shut it off, it wouldn't start again until
> we'd unplug that injector; and then we could plug it in while it was
> running and it'd run fine. We did this numerous times.
> Even if that injector was bad, it would be a bizarre coincidence that
> we happened to choose that particular one to put the test light on.
> Plus, why would it refuse to start, or even fire, until we'd unplug
> that one--and then it would start and run normal (with a steady miss of
> course) until we plug that ingector and then it'd run perfect?
> Doesn't matter to me now, the guy bought it, but I (we) thought it was