Electrical foxbody runs and then dies going down the road band you turn the switch back off and on and it fires right up don’t even have to crank back up

22dwatkins

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foxbody runs and then dies going down the road band you turn the switch back off and on and it fires right up don’t even have to crank back up. runs great and the randomly dies and will fire eight back up. has perfect fuel flow can’t figure out what the problem is.
 
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General karthief

wonder how much it would cost to ship you a pair
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Check the ignition switch under the dash, it's mounted to the steering column and has special screws that fasten to the column. This may help:
 

22dwatkins

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Check the ignition switch under the dash, it's mounted to the steering column and has special screws that fasten to the column. This may help:
replaced the switch that’s not it
 

Potomus Pete

Is there a trick , or does my wife just hold it
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I would have somebody fool with your wires while you work the key. Or go with the no start check list. Coil , pip , control module. Give him the list . That saved me.
 

Rcdgl

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Take all the stuff of the keyring and try it with just the key.

It may be just the switch and rack need readjusted. Been there done this.
 

Frankjbwr1

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Had similar issue with my 86. Pulled the column cover and as I grabbed the wires going into the ignition switch the switch fell apart. New switch did the trick. Seems to be a common problem..
 

BlakeusMaximus

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I would bet on the switch as well. Even if it isn't, and its the original, replace it.
 

Foxslider

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Here's 1 idea, check that the coil mount, where it screws into the fender is tight. It might appear and feel tight and grounded but its a not a very solid and tight ground/connection. Mine would start, then not.. And i remounted the coil tightly and has been consistent now.
 
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