Mechanics

WILL NOT START

1994 Ford E-Series Van

Engine Mechanical problem
1994 Ford E-Series Van V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 326000 miles

van would not start had battery tested its ok had alt test it was bad so I changed it along with the battery ends it cranks but does not start can you help?
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Don morris63
May 26, 2009.



Do below to determine if its fuel or spark problem

Get a starting fluid/ether/better off gas in a spray bottle and spray into the carb or the throttle body on an EFI. Did it start and die? If not disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine -have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, cap and rotor /distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, ECM, Ignitor cam and crank sensors- Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it

If both fuel and spark is present-check the valve and ignition timing, this will lead you to problems with compression and valves opening and closing at the wrong time/broken or jumped timing belt/chain

Rasmataz
May 26, 2009.