Brought to you in part by:
Shop Eastwood for all your Auto Restoration Needs!

.


  Mustangsandmore Forums
  Ford Trucks
  Bronco II died! Any ideas?

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

UBBFriend: Email This Page to Someone! next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   Bronco II died! Any ideas?
Hell_Fish
Gearhead

Posts: 685
From: Austin, TX.
Registered: May 2002

posted 02-04-2003 02:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hell_Fish   Click Here to Email Hell_Fish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On the way to work today, my B2 just quit and wouldn't start back up. A few time it started for a few seconds and died again. When it died I got a check engine light and a battery light. I know the battery is good, because I used it to listen to the radio till a tow truck showed up. I'm hoping it something easy, like the fuel pump or even the filter. If its major, I will have to track down a 4.0 to replace the 2.9. BTW- it a 89 and fuel injected.

Any ideas on where to look?

------------------
Dustin C
"The Mopar Guy!"
56 F-100
Mech. for wifes 69 Mustang coupe
65 Plymouth Barracuda
70 Dodge Swinger

IP: Logged

SteveLaRiviere
Administrator

Posts: 36138
From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 02-04-2003 02:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Start with the basics, fuel, air, spark.

I actually like to look for spark first, that's usually what's wrong in my experience. Start right at if there's spark at the spark plug.

------------------
'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150

Please remember our sponsors,
Mustangs Plus, NPD, Osborn Reproductions, MyFordPerformance.com, and FordRamAir.com

IP: Logged

BLstangin
Gearhead

Posts: 434
From: South Central MN
Registered: Apr 2002

posted 02-04-2003 05:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BLstangin   Click Here to Email BLstangin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Maybe electric fuel pump. That's what happened in what is now my truck('86 f-150). The front in tank pump went out and it died on my aunt. She called and asked me for help as it just died on her after she ran the back tank dry and switched to the front tank. I brought 5 gallons of gas poured it in the back tank, turned the key on and off to prime the fuel system again, and it fired right off and I drove it home. Also check fuel filters. A month or so later my dad's truck also an '86 f-150 started to miss and he thought it was the same thing. I replacecd the fuel filter and problem solved. Just some more ideas for ya.

------------------
1970 coupe restored with the help of my dad. 302 with 600 holley, aluminum intake, headers, 4-speed toploader, and 2.79 open 8" rear. Soon to be 9" 3.25 trac-lok

[This message has been edited by BLstangin (edited 02-04-2003).]

IP: Logged

Hell_Fish
Gearhead

Posts: 685
From: Austin, TX.
Registered: May 2002

posted 02-09-2003 11:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hell_Fish   Click Here to Email Hell_Fish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Found out the pump went out. On the 87 and earlier B II's the fuel system had 2 pumps. A low pressure in tank pump and a high pressure in line pump. Does anyone know if the 89 has both or just a in tank pump?

------------------
Dustin C
"The Mopar Guy!"
56 F-100
Mech. for wifes 69 Mustang coupe
65 Plymouth Barracuda
70 Dodge Swinger

IP: Logged

BLstangin
Gearhead

Posts: 434
From: South Central MN
Registered: Apr 2002

posted 02-10-2003 01:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BLstangin   Click Here to Email BLstangin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think it has both but don't quote me on it.

------------------
1970 coupe restored with the help of my dad. 302 with 600 holley, aluminum intake, headers, pertonix ignitor 2 with matched coil, 4-speed toploader, and 2.79 open 8" rear. Soon to be 9" 3.25 trac-lok
1986 f-150, 5.0, factory towing package with original c-6 trans

IP: Logged

Hell_Fish
Gearhead

Posts: 685
From: Austin, TX.
Registered: May 2002

posted 02-10-2003 02:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hell_Fish   Click Here to Email Hell_Fish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I bought a in-line, but couldn't find where to hook it up on the frame rail.

------------------
Dustin C
"The Mopar Guy!"
56 F-100
Mech. for wifes 69 Mustang coupe
65 Plymouth Barracuda
70 Dodge Swinger

IP: Logged

Hell_Fish
Gearhead

Posts: 685
From: Austin, TX.
Registered: May 2002

posted 02-27-2003 02:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hell_Fish   Click Here to Email Hell_Fish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Finally got the BII fixed. The pump is in tank. While I was at it I replaced the float on the sending unit. The old one got a leak. Found out, parts stores no longer carry floats. They all wanted to sell me a $99 sending unit. I found the float at a Ford dealership for $7. We had broke the fitting for the fuel lines to the pump. Found out, no one has those. Ford discontinued them last year(seem to happen alot when I NEED parts). I was able to rig it up with off the sheilf parts. It should hold for a while until I can get to a JY to get the fittings I need.

------------------
Dustin C
"The Mopar Guy!"
56 F-100
Mech. for wifes 69 Mustang coupe
65 Plymouth Barracuda
70 Dodge Swinger

IP: Logged

All times are ET (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | Mustangsandmore Front Page

Copyright 2003, Steve LaRiviere. All Rights Reserved.


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47d

Amazon Honor System Click Here to Pay Learn More

[Build a free Mustangsandmore.ws Home Page!]

[About M&M][Acronyms][Calendar][Chat][Classifieds] [Members' Pics]

[M&M Conventions] [M&M Mug Shots]

[ Mustangsandmore.com Bookstore] [ Smokin' Fords] [Tech Articles]