87 Bronco 5.8 not starting/ staying started

Asked by Jul 27, 2017 at 12:11 AM about the 1987 Ford Bronco

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Have an 87 Bronco 5.8 that I've been chasing a problem
with no good result. Began when I drove it about 5 miles
and it just died.  Jumped it off, barely made it back home.
Battery tested bad, got a new battery. Same thing, died
AGAIN. So I had alternator rebuilt and bought a brand new
battery and installed both at same time. Fired up and died
on freeway. Unhooked battery then we uninstalled the push
button ignition override (installed by previous owner) &
rebuilt entire ignition. Now.... it cranks over but will NOT
stay running. Heard it's a somewhat common problem.  
Hoping someone can point me in the right direction. Really
looking forward to enjoying this Bronco rather than selling
out of frustration. Thanks for any help!

1 Answer

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check the ground for the fuel pump , sounds like the engines getting primed for start but that's it , no telling what kind of cob wiring was installed by someone , could have been randy quaid for all you know

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