Ford

Have Ford questions? Ask a mechanic for answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

1995 Ford f250 idles fine put it in gears and sputters and…

Customer Question
1995 Ford f250 idles...

1995 Ford f250 idles fine put it in gears and sputters and dies

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? What size is the engine?

Not many miles its a farm truck 7.5L less than 100,000

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your F250 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Its my brothers. yes

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

It sat for a long time

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Ford
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Ford Question
Answered in 17 minutes by:
9/8/2017
Ford Mechanic: Matt, Engineer replied 11 months ago
Matt
Matt, Engineer
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 23,474
Experience: BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
Verified

Hello

This sounds like a lack of fuel and could be a lack of fuel pressure from the electrical pump at the tank.
1st thing to try is to remove the fuel filler cap and then flick the ignition on whilst listening for the brief ‘buzz’ of the pump

If the connections to the pump are corroded or damaged then the pump could stop at any time or could not be running at full speed. Check that its relay switches in and out and the relay contacts are clean and bright – replace the relay if in any doubt and do the same for the fuse,
Ideally measure the pressure at the injector rail (should usually be around 3Bar / 45psi +) and if this is low check the pump as described and also consider changing the fuel filter as if this partially blocked this too will reduce pressure.

You can also get this issue with contaminated fuel , if there’s water or dirt in the tank then either the petrol floats on top of the water or the filter sock on the pump is choked up – so if the other things check out then I’d consider pulling out the fuel pump and cleaning the filter sock

And one other thing to try is to loosen off the fuel filler cap, as there’s a 1 way valve built into the cap to let air into the tank and so prevent a vacuum from being created as the fuel leaves the tank to the engine
If this helps then replace the cap with a new item

Ask Your Own Ford Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a ford mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Matt Your Own Question
Matt
Matt
Matt, Engineer
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 23,474
23,474 Satisfied Customers
Experience: BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years

Matt is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

AlvinC answered a question about my Ford truck that only someone with an in-depth knowledge of his subject would have known what was going on.

Rich DUSA

Because of your expertise, you armed me with enough ammunition to win the battle with the dealer. They are installing a fuel filter and fuel pump at no charge to me.

MollyUSA

I needed help with my car on Saturday morning....got a response in 5 minutes, and it was the perfect solution. Thanks again to your service.

Jason V.Kirkland, WA

I do know, after going though this with JustAnswer, that I can somewhat trust my mechanic but I will always contact you prior to going there.

BRNew Jersey

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ron

Ron

ASE Certified Technician

25,182 satisfied customers

23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs

Chris (aka- Moose)

Chris (aka- Moose)

Technician

29,223 satisfied customers

16 years experience

John Mc

John Mc

Ford Technician

5,495 satisfied customers

19 years Ford Lincoln Mercury experience

Chuck

Chuck

ASE Certified Technician

1,685 satisfied customers

33 Years Experience,Ford Senior Master,ASE Master,L1 Advanced Engine Performance

Cam

Cam

Journeyman Automotive Technician

10 satisfied customers

GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years Automotive experience.

Mike V.

Mike V.

Auto Service Technician

1,591 satisfied customers

25 years experience on all makes and models, Licensed NYS Inspector.

Richard

Richard

ASE Certified Technician

1,524 satisfied customers

12 years at a Ford Lincoln/Mercury and Jaguar dealer as a technician and shop foreman.

< Previous | Next >

Related Ford Questions
1994 ford f250 5.8 starts and dies starts dies runs 3sen.
1994 ford f250 5.8 starts and dies starts dies runs 3sen. … read more
HDGENE
HDGENE
Master Technician/Lead Technician
Associate Degree
2,835 satisfied customers
1992 f250 2wd 5.8 66k low on power when pulling trailer,
1992 f250 2wd 5.8 66k low on power when pulling trailer, just did a complete tuneup 350 ml ago, plugs/wires/cap/rotor timed to specs, 92oct fuel. after trip did a compression check 145-165 18psi vac @… read more
greasemonkey2386
greasemonkey2386
Technician
High School or GED
145 satisfied customers
1998 F250: rev..engaged gear (not neutral)..sputters..fuel pressure
1998 F250 4.6L-Auto Suddenly started dying when in gear - was driving it at the time now every time it starts it will idle & rev fine but when put in any engaged gear (not neutral) it sputters & dies … read more
Fordanswerman
Fordanswerman
Ford Senior Master Technician retired
Associate Degree
2,912 satisfied customers
2010 ford f250: my truck..fuel filters..fuel lines..was running fine
2010 ford f250 4x4 super duty diesel truck: unleaded fuel was mistakenly put into my truck. drained the unleaded fuel out almost completely, fuel filters replaced, fuel lines drained, put about 7 gall… read more
b-kitchener
b-kitchener
Ford dealer senior master technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
206 satisfied customers
1993 ford: fuel pressure again holds 30 psi at idle then drops..volts
1993 ford fleetwood MH 7.5L i have installed 2 motorcraft pumps form dealer. customer has put maybe 200 miles on since first pump. installed second pump went home and it sat now is losing fuel pressur… read more
SuperDave
SuperDave
auto technician
101 college hrs
867 satisfied customers
Ford F250: cab..shifting..neutral until you rev the motor
Ford F250 7.3 power stroke 1996 extra cab long bed..Does the transfer case have any effect on the shifting of the transmission? A mechanic is trying to tell me that my transfer case may be going bad. … read more
Fordanswerman
Fordanswerman
Ford Senior Master Technician retired
Associate Degree
2,912 satisfied customers
2011 Ford: a low fuel pressure code...Went into loss..wont fire
our 2011 Ford Diesel just kicked a low fuel pressure code...Went into loss of power and got to my house and died..Won't start wants to keep starting and won't fire..… read more
John Crouch
John Crouch
lead senior master tech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,383 satisfied customers
2005 ford f250: engine light came..running fine..our trip
My 2005 ford f250 diesel engine light came on. It was running fine back from our trip but now the engine is starting to sputter? Any ideas? Dirty fuel filter?… read more
RJ
RJ
Ford Tech
High School or GED
1,573 satisfied customers
1995 f-150: trans..It shifts good in the frist tree gears
I have a 1995 f-150, with e.o.d. trans. It shifts good in the frist tree gears but has a hard time gooing to fourth. And won't stay in gear for vary long. I have no history on it for I gave $500 for i… read more
Dieseljunky2
Dieseljunky2
Locomotive Mechanic
Ford Certified Technician
310 satisfied customers
2005 f250: powerstroke..ran fine..cranks over but wont start
2005 f250 powerstroke ran fine one day went next morning to start cranks over but wont start can it be cpsensor… read more
AutoDoc
AutoDoc
Senior Master Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
204 satisfied customers
1996 F250: XLT..7.5L, 4WD for less than $2000..Nearly 206,000 miles.
A local Ford dealer is selling a 1996 F250 XL/XLT, 7.5L, 4WD for less than $2000. Nearly 206,000 miles. Looks superb. I'm thinking about it. Any way to get better mileage out of this engine option? Wh… read more
EMRSR
EMRSR
High School or GED
138 satisfied customers
ford F250: diesel 4x4..getting fuel to the filters
I have a ford F250 diesel 4x4 and it is not getting fuel to the filters. Ran it low on fuel.… read more
Fordanswerman
Fordanswerman
Ford Senior Master Technician retired
Associate Degree
2,912 satisfied customers
2004 F250: 6.0L..Power Stroke..a bad IDM - Injector Drive Module
My 2004 F250 6.0L Power Stroke was diagnosed with a bad IDM - Injector Drive Module. Is this difficult to replace yourself?… read more
Diesel Doc
Diesel Doc
Diesel Technician/Shop Foreman
High School or GED
2,495 satisfied customers
I have a 2005 king ranch with a 6.0 turbo diesel..started acting
I have a 2005 king ranch with a 6.0 turbo diesel. Just recently it started acting up. It has 115,000 miles and has been properly maintained. When it is cold it starts fine but when I try to accelerate… read more
Steve
Steve
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
96 satisfied customers
Ford F250: automatic transmission..stalls..idle, 30 mph, 60 mph)
Truck Model: 1995, Ford F250, 460 cui, automatic transmission, 2 fuel tanks, extended cab and air conditioning. Truck stalls intermitently at any speed (idle, 30 mph, 60 mph) and will restart immediat… read more
Steve
Steve
expert plus
500 satisfied customers
1995 F350: 149,000 miles on it..10 miles to the gal, freeway mileage
I have a 1995 F350, crew cab with the 460 motor. The truck has 149,000 miles on it. The problem is although it seems like the motor runs really good, it only gets 10 miles to the gal, freeway mileage.… read more
TechManSteve
TechManSteve
Associate Degree
74 satisfied customers
1993 F250: 3.5 axle, 460HP, E4OD trans., gasoline engine..trailer..tow
I have a 1993 F250, 7.5L, C9-3.5 axle, 460HP, E4OD trans., gasoline engine. What is the maximum weight of a 5th wheel trailer that I can tow?… read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
29,223 satisfied customers
200 f-250: 000 miles..engage..Check engine light comes on.
I have a 200 f-250 V-10, 100,000 miles. Starts/idles fine, engage transmission, engine sputters, chugs and shuts down. Check engine light comes on. Each time Ford tech examines, cannot find problem, n… read more
stefano
stefano
Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
236 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x