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86 f-150 5.0 EFI won't start without ether

Old 12-16-2011, 08:47 PM
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Default 86 f-150 5.0 EFI won't start without ether

My 86 f-150 5.0 won't start unless I give it a shot of ether, once I do that it fires up and runs great. Two weeks ago I parked it and everything was working fine, when I tried to start it yesterday it wouldn''t start until I sprayed it, I wonder if this could be a bad sensor or perhaps a wire has been damaged by a mouse or something, I see some acorns on the intake.
I'm lost at this point, any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Old 02-15-2012, 01:35 PM
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Destry Foyte says he doubts that it is from a mouse or electrical. More then likely some sort of fuel problem, such as a fuel pump or injector problem. let me know what you come up with. hope this helps. From Destry Alan Foyte
Old 02-15-2012, 06:11 PM
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First thing i would do is check for fuel pressure with the key on but before you try to start it the first time
Old 02-16-2012, 07:08 AM
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Default 86 f-150 5.0 EFI won't start without ether

The problem has been taken care of, sorry I forgot to post the result.

It was in fact the TPS ( throttle position sensor ) it completely failed and

that was telling the computer the throttle was wide open and there was

too much fuel, In turn the computer tried to correct the problem and

shut down the fuel on start up. I removed the throttle body, replaced the

TPS and everything is fine.

Thanks everyone!
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