i have a 1987 ford f 150 HO , it will start right up but will bog down and shut off if you give it the gas . after it bogs down and stalls you can start it right back up . anyone have a clue what mig

Asked by dumbguy Nov 16, 2017 at 11:54 AM about the 1987 Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1987 ford f 150 HO will not idle for very long and will shut down . Also if you
give it the
gas like when you pull up to a stop sign and then give it the gas to pull out it
will stall .
it starts right back up but will idle awhile and then shut down or if you give it
the gas it
will die again. anyone have any ideas what might be the problem  ?

5 Answers


Sounds like you might have a plugged Cadillac converter

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You also might want to check your fuel filter and net year should have about 4 pounds of pressure for fuel line you could be running out of gas


If you can I converter is plugged after a few minutes of running it will get very hot and start to glow

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spray some carb cleaner down the throttle , test fuel pressure

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Taking catalytic converter off now . Did change filter and checked fuel pressure . Thanks to all you guys that gave me a shout back . I appreciate that .

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