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How do you start a 1989 ford f-150 that is flooded?

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2007-10-21 20:56:03

Let the engine sit for 15 minutes or longer. Do not pump the gas

when you try to restart it. If it won't start just by simply

turning the key PUSH THE GAS PEDAL TO THE FLOOR AND HOLD IT

THERE!!! DO NOT PUMP! JUST HOLD IT THERE and turn the key. This

opens the throttle to let all the built up gas get out of the carb

down into the cylinders. Continue to crank the engine while you

HOLD THE PEDAL TO THE FLOOR , DO NOT PUMP. After some cranking the

engine may catch. If not, let it sit for a bit to let some of the

fuel evaporate and give the plugs a chance to dry out if they are

saturated with fuel. The key is: Crank, HOLD PEDAL TO FLOOR, DO NOT

PUMP.

try the above first but if its a servious flooding disconect

fuel lines and plug them , pull all plugs and dry off, turn over

engine without plug to blow anythhing leftover out, try again, this

drys everything out but is a serious pain to do, also works good on

vehicles that have rolled and have oil in the cylinders


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