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So i just bought my 89 EB 302 AOD. As in, i was driving it back after buying it, maybe 15 or 20 miles. I had the cruise set to 55 and everything was just fine. It sputtered for a second, backfired a bit, then kept driving on. I turned the cruise off and it did it again a few miles later. Then the speed limit dropped to 45 from 55, and when i let it decel, it felt like it was starving for fuel, and I tried feathering the gas but it ended up dying. I pulled over and tried starting it again with no results. Then it started, I let it idle for a bit, then put it in gear and moved about 6" and died again. After letting it sit for 4-5 minutes it started and made the rest of the 5 mile journey no problem. I've read up a little and it sounds like either the TFI, "Inertia switch", or the fuel pump is going. I won't really have the time to tinker until the weekend since we have ranges all this week and I'm the armorer of my platoon.

I love this thing already, and it has 140k miles and just had the plugs, wires, fuel filter, and distributor done. Also new ignition coil. I don't know too much about the electrical/fuel system on vehicles, but this is a second car for now before i sell my other one. Sorry if this has been covered, but I've been an hour and a half owner and have to wake up at 3am tomorrow.
 

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It's not the inertia switch. Once the inertia switch is flipped, you have to press it back in to get your fuel pump running again. It could be a fuel pump issue, as mine have been a pain in the ass since I've owned it. Mostly due to old gas in the tank. It's hard to tell what it is without more information.
 
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