1996 Ford F-250

Engine Mechanical problem
1996 Ford F250 V8 Four Wheel Drive Manual

I have a 96 f250 powerstroke that will crank but not start. While cranking it puts off lots of white smoke. What could the problem be?
July 13, 2010.

What you need to do here is determine if its a fuel or spark problem that's preventing it from starting-Do below

Get a helper disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine atleast 3/16 away from ground-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, coil's resistances, cap and rotor, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it.

Jul 13, 2010.