• Tiny
  • MelanieW
  • 1988 Ford Festiva
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • manual
  • 93,000 miles

Have. Have a 1988 Ford Festiva, replace the distributor with a brand new one and it ran for 100 feet, then it dies and will not crank over at all. What is going on? Help

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Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 AT 9:46 PM

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  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
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Do below to determine if its fuel or spark problem:

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, Do you hear the fuel pump come On when you turn key on? If not check fuel pump fuse and fuel pump relay if okay-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 and keep testing

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Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 AT 10:09 PM

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