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Stalls at idle when warm...

pacnwranger

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Greetings Everyone!

My '86 2.9 STX automatic is giving me fits when it gets warm. It has stalled several times in stop/go traffic - including once in the McDonald's drive-thru! :( It seems to run well until it heats up and then will stall during idle. Won't restart until it cools off after a few hours. I've done quite a bit of work on this truck (new gas tank, both fuel pumps, inertia switch, fuel regulator...) after it sat for 20 years. (I've looked at threads and perhaps missed one with this same issue.)

Thanks for any help you can provide!

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I believe that has the TFI module on the side of the distributor. They are known to be heat sensitive. Replace it or if you can find the remote mount one then use that.
 

pacnwranger

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Ford Ranger STX
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I believe that has the TFI module on the side of the distributor. They are known to be heat sensitive. Replace it or if you can find the remote mount one then use that.
Thank you! I might have another in the garage. Will give that a try this evening!
 

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