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Truck will fire but die eric 2-6-03  
I have a 76 fork 15o with a 360 the truck will start but when i let it idle for a while it will just die like i shut it off...then it will not start again....it will fire but won't stay running unless i keep the key engauged...i replaced the ing. switch and the silinoid still makes no difference...please help..
Re: truck will fire but die peter 7-23-03  
Could be the ballast resister this is bypassed by the solonoid on start but the power to the coil is suplied through it on run it is a white ceramic block with a wire each end and is usually on the coil or near to it some vehicles have a resistive wire in the loom but if it's a late model it should be the one i have described. good luck
Re: truck will fire but die Joe 2-6-03  
First things first....next time it quits, if possible get a volt meter and see how many volts you have to the positive side of the coil.
Re: truck will fire but die Willy 4-5-03  
Sounds like a fuel pump to me...
Re: truck will fire but die bill h 2-9-03  
Do Fords use a ballast resistor?
Re: truck will fire but die Sam Watson 2-9-03  
Yes, in the form of a resister unit inside the wiring harness. It is inside the red wire that goes to the coil + and is bypassed during cranking. Check for power at the coil + with switch in run position. If the resister unit has failed,there won't be any power. To fix it, just put a resister unit, single type, from a Chrysler product in a jumper wire around it.
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