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#1 916 hydro OFFLINE  

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Posted June 10, 2013 - 11:01 AM

ok so i have an old ford truck that i cant get to start. its not firing the coil. ive put on a new coil, new igniton brain box and still no luck any body have any advice? 


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Posted June 10, 2013 - 11:13 AM

Anything I do not like, I have a guy, I call him, he hauls it off, Problem solved.

 

The shredder gets fed.!!

 

Life is too short to fret!!  :dancingbanana:


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Posted June 10, 2013 - 11:26 AM

Make sure the rotor is turning..  Blown timing chain will definitely cause that..


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Posted June 10, 2013 - 11:33 AM

Make sure the rotor is turning..  Blown timing chain will definitely cause that..

When the timimng chain is worn it can jump a tooth. Check the static timing too. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted June 10, 2013 - 12:08 PM

I agree on the timing chain, or gears if it is an old 300 straight 6. Also did you make sure there is 12 volts going to the coil?


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Posted June 10, 2013 - 12:29 PM

also check roll pin on dist drive gear ive seen it drive guys nuts


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Posted June 10, 2013 - 12:29 PM

I think we are going to need some details? What Year Truck? What Engine?  Etc. There are a lot of old ford trucks on the road and there are a lot of engines and differences.  I think my 2005 F150 has 8 coils one for each cylinder.

I sold my brother an S-10 4 cyl cause I thought the head had cracked again That was 4 yrs ago. He replaced one of the two coils and it was running good a week ago when he sold it.


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Posted June 10, 2013 - 12:50 PM

yeah its got the 300 its an 86 but it has an 80 engine and ignition set up. ill have to see if its turning


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Posted June 10, 2013 - 12:55 PM

I had the same truck with that engine. I got mine cheap as the owner thought it had bad connecting rod bearings. It was just that the timing gears had lost a lot of there teeth. I changed them out and that engine ran like it was new.

 

Usually when the rotor isn't turning you will notice a different sound when the engine is cranking over (turns over easy). Good luck, I hope you find it a simple solution!


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Posted June 10, 2013 - 01:56 PM

A lot of older Fords (70s-80s) had a bad habit of that ignition box on the inner fender going bad. No spark?...it could be that


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Posted June 10, 2013 - 01:56 PM

That's about as bullet proof an engine as Ford ever built. An easy way to check the cam gears is to get a socket that fits the crankshaft balancer bolt in the end of the crank and turn the crank back and forth. If there is a lot of slack it's the chain or gears(whatever the case may be). You should be able to change them with the engine in the truck. My brother had the same engine in his 80's F250 and I'm sure he changed them in the truck.


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Posted June 10, 2013 - 02:19 PM

its burnt up another coil.


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Posted June 10, 2013 - 02:20 PM

One thing I have found on Ford's is to always use a factory Ford ignition box. The after market boxes don't work we'll.

Also those boxes have a start side and a run side. The easiest way to check the box is to turn it over, if the epoxy on the bottom is humped up, the box is bad.
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Posted June 10, 2013 - 02:38 PM

Lots of little things go wrong with those but I have never worked on the engine itself. They never seem to die. I had a guy call me to see if I had a head for one. His son ran it for 3 days with no water in it and it finally gave up. Everyone I called about a head was dumbfounded that someone actually broke one.

 

Check to make sure the rotor is turning and you cant turn it by hand when the engine is off. Check the timing too.

 

What was the original problem? Die it just die going down the road or what.


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Posted June 10, 2013 - 03:25 PM

the rotor turns with the engine. it wont turn if the engine is off. the origanal problem was i drove it up the street the other day and brought it home and parked it then it wouldnt start. came out the next day and it started and ran good put it in gear and it would barley pull itself. now it wont start period.


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