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  • 1985 FORD F-150
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • 91,324 MILES

I have a 1985 Ford F-150 with the 5.8L V-8 engine and 4 barrel carb. It runs just fine until the temp. Gets in the normal operating range and it suddenly stops. Doesn't spit or sputter, just stops. I have replaced the ignition module, the coil and coil wire and the driving module inside the distributor. Now it wont start it just cranks and my rpm gauge is showing 6000rpms when the key is turned.

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Friday, February 25th, 2011 AT 10:13 PM

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Have you checked for spark at the plugs?

Looked at your fuses. Owners manual may show you some you didn't know about

Fusible Links? (I will explain if you do not know)

Sorta tell me what factor you did, made it not start this time. Or did you throw a bunch into the mix at once. No idea which did it?

If you do have spark, what does about 4----2 liter soda bottle CAP-FULLs of gas down the carb do. This is a Carb, not Throttle Body Fuel Injection?

Imma Jeep CJ guy, I "may" can help, if its not Fuel Injection.

Are you sure you installed the Distributor Stuff Correctly?

Just for the Heck of it, lets try a Temporary Test, just to see if it will kick off, and maybe tell us which direction to look.

OK you must figure out which is Positive on the coil!

Connect POSITIVE BATTERY TO POSITIVE COIL with a Jumper wire. Then attempt a start. If it does, the only way to Kill it is remove your jumper wire!

This will bypass your Ignition Switch, and its wiring. Which could be an issue here, total reason for this test.

I have a Pic, Of the Jumper Connection. I have a Fuse in my jumper, using 2 insulated female spade connectors.I play things Safe, Using a fuse is up to you!

MY PIC IS OF MY CJ 5 6cyl, It's just something to go by.I do not have a truck like yours, I like real vehicles!

Give me MEGA DETAILED FEEDBACK, even irrelevant stuff you have done

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The Medic

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