Starts then dies after it gets hot.

Asked by Apr 24, 2017 at 02:17 PM about the 1990 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I will drive my Bronco to the store or
get to a sucurity gate get out then
when I put the truck in drive it stalls will
not start for about 30 min. To an hour.

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Just a wild guess, but many years ago some Ford vehicles would conk out and then restart later after they cooled down. (Spark quit.) It turned out to be the ignition module mounted on the inner fender well. It was such a common problem, I remember seeing replacement modules on the rack at Kmart as if it was a part that was expected to fail often like an air cleaner. They were a silver ribbed metal unit about 4"x6" and 2" thick with a wire harness or two that plugged in. I would throw snow on mine to get home! Hope this helps.

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