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Old 11-26-2009, 04:33 AM
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Well time & heat causes belts and chains to stretch and this stretching causes the types of problems you're having.Then when the belts cool they shrink back to almost normal condition which is why you're able to start the truck after 4 hrs.You,re suppose to change the belts between 60,000 - 120,000 miles.Yoy're lucky the belt hasn't jump teeth, if it had you would never get it started unless its changed of course.
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Old 11-27-2009, 11:00 AM
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What does the exhaust gas smell like?
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:34 PM
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ok ill check the timing chain then it does have 160xxx miles and never been changed
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Old 12-02-2009, 06:15 AM
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Even if thats not the cause of your problem, you need to change it with that many miles and its the original belt.
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Old 12-20-2009, 12:53 PM
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Did you fix your problem?
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Old 12-20-2009, 05:44 PM
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I'd try to run injector cleaner through it. Maybe the ECU or one of the sensors is having a problem and shutting off the engine to prevent damage.
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Old 12-22-2009, 08:46 PM
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I remember having that same exact problem with the truck I had before this one, and it was also a Ford (1991 F-150 Lariat). It would run rough and then I'd turn the engine off and go to start it back soon after and it wouldn't start. It seemed to take anywhere from 30 minutes to 4-5 hours before starting back up. Everytime I had this ongoing problem, I would do a full tune up and I also had to change the starter (or something related to it) each time too just to get it to run right again. It seemed sporadic, sometimes it misfired from the moment I started it up and for a while or the entire time i tried to drive, and sometimes it would run alright and then out of nowhere just start missing bad. What's funny is that when my "service engine soon" light was on the truck ran okay, but the moment it turned off it would start running rough. I remember about 4 years ago I replaced the starter twice in one year and thought that maybe something else was causing it to mess up like that. (I also remember having to change the alternator more than once during the year a few years back too) I ended up selling it to my father and I wish I could remember exactly what my father did to finallly fix it for good, but he did it about two years ago; also just about a year ago alot of the problems I had been having with it finally put the transmission out of commission and he put a new one in it. That Lariat is running better now than it has in over six years. I will get in touch with my father and ask him exactly what he did to finally fix the "running rough and misfiring and starting" problem. It tormented me for quite a while and I was always stumped, I hope you've found an answer to your problem already though.
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