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1985 bronco ii: 4x4 it wont stay running, it starts but as soon..die

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yes i got a 1985 bronco ii 4x4 it won't stay running, it starts but as soon as i let the key go it die's. can you tell me what it is thats causing this problem
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  tech teacher replied 8 years ago.
When you say "let go of the key" are you talking about releasing it from the start position? For the issue of it starting are you refering to it cranking over?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
yes when i let ket come back to run position it will die
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
<p>when i crank it over it starts to run the starter disengauges and stays running also,i can hear the starter whining seperate from the motor, so the engine and the starter are both running. letting the key go it comes back to the run postion it die's does that help </p>
Expert:  tech teacher replied 8 years ago.

Hello, pop cycle

How did you check for spark and fuel? When you say you checked for fuel and it is working, what did you use and what are your pressure readings? For spark, did you use a spark tester?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
<p>hey look i'm not no kid play with toys,i have spent the better part of my life pulling on wrenches you are not helpful in anyway shape or form . i know what the problem is but i wanted to back it up so i got out my book and then i asked you .on a 1985 bronco ii the switch is the darn problem i'll go buy the darn thing and problem will be fixed , so in turn i thank you for nothing at all</p><p> </p>
Expert:  tech teacher replied 8 years ago.

Hello, pop cycle

You need to remember that in order to assist you with your issue we need to first be aware of what is going on. In no way did I suggest that you were not qualified to work on your vehicle, I was simply trying to see from you how you teasted your fuel system and spark