My Bronco wount start

Tiny
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  • 1991 FORD BRONCO
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Ok I got a 91 ford bronco 5.8L v8 I replaced the distributor ignition mod. And new plugs and wires new coil and I have spark from the coil bit not from the distribbutor and I think the motor is not at top dead center on the no 1 cylinder. How can I fix it and get it back in timeing. And fix the spark issues

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Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 AT 4:15 AM

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Tiny
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So you changed distributors?

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Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 AT 4:22 AM
Tiny
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Yes I did

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Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 AT 4:35 AM
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Also replaced cap and rotor too

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Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 AT 4:35 AM
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So when it's on TDC is distributor rotor pointing a #1 spark plug wire?

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Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 AT 4:51 AM
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Im not sure how to tell if the motor is tdc

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Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 AT 5:02 AM
Tiny
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Crankshaft balancer has mark and front chain cover has gauge plate and you can feel piston thru spark plug hole with wire/hanger.

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Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 AT 5:20 AM
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Ok will check it in the am and get back to you

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Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 AT 5:25 AM
Tiny
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Ok got the motor tdc and the rotor on the no 1 plug wire but still not firing any ideas? I got spark from the coil to the distributor.

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Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 AT 3:44 PM
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HAVE IGNITION MODULE TESTED

SEE MY ANSWER ON "February 17, 2011" (ABOUT 3/4 OF THE WAY DOWN THE THREAD), LOOK AT #4----AT THIS POST

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/1984-jeep-cherokee-cj7

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Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 AT 10:48 PM
Tiny
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Ok is there a home test for the modulator bec there is no place here in spencer ia that can test them. And was also told that the pick up in side the distributor could have gone bad any thoughts on this?

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Thursday, May 17th, 2012 AT 1:18 AM
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I JUST TRIED TO SEE WHAT YOUR DISTRIBUTOR'S WIRES LOOKED LIKE--I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY WIRES, COLORS, OR WHAT THEY GO TO

IF YOU CAN FIND THE PICK UP, AND THE 2 WIRES INTO IT (I MEAN, INSIDE THE DISTRIBUTOR, NOT THE WIRES ON THE OUTSIDE)

RUN A CONTINUITY TEST THRU THE PICK UP (WHERE THE WIRES ENTER THE PICK UP) I DO NOT KNOW WHICH 2 WIRES IN THE CONNECTOR GO TO THE PICK UP, MAYBE YOU CAN TELL

MAKE SURE THE DIST IS DISCONNECTED FROM THE WIRE HARNESS

BELOW ARE PICS OF MY JEEP---USE AS A REFERENCE---AIN'T EXACTLY LIKE YOURS

1) WHAT IS THE VOLTAGE AT THE POS SIDE OF THE COIL W/ THE KEY "ON". DISREGARD MY JEEP READINGS

2) AND 3) IF YOU HAVE NO/ LITTLE VOLTAGE AT POS SIDE OF COIL---TRY THIS JUST FOR GIGGLES---POS BATTERY TO POS COIL AND CRANK IT (UP)

LET ME KNOW YOUR RESULTS

4) CONTINUITY. OF COURSE YOU WOULD PUT THE WIRE/ PART TO BE TESTED BETWEEN THE 2 PROBES

5) NO CONTINUITY (BREAK IN WIRE, OPEN CIRCUIT)

AM I CONFUSING YOU?

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Thursday, May 17th, 2012 AT 3:06 AM
Tiny
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Ok will test in the am and get back to u thanks

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Thursday, May 17th, 2012 AT 3:36 AM
Tiny
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Ok from the looks of things the mod is good and the pick up in the dist. Is bad I got the part but how do I replace the pick up in side of the dist.

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Thursday, May 17th, 2012 AT 4:50 PM
Tiny
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I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH YOU PAID FOR THE PART....MAY CAN GET YOUR $$$ BACK IF THIS CHANGES YOUR MIND

IF YOUR DISTRIBUTOR IS ANYTHING LIKE A "MOTORCRAFT" USED ON '79-'86 JEEP CJs---YOU REMOVE THE RETAINING RING ON THE TOP OF THE SHAFT AND JUST SORTA "DIG IN"!!!

HERE'S ANOTHER OPTION

THIS IS THE ONE I TRY TO DO, AND THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH "REMAN" YOU CAN'T TELL THE DIFFERENCE OF IT AND NEW

THE VERY BEST THING IS---THE REMAN HAS BEEN "GONE THRU" NEW DIAPHRAGMS, BUSHINGS, ETC......FIXING YOURS, JUST REPLACES THE "ONE" PART......YOU ARE LEFT WITH WHAT YOU HAD

THE REMAN HAS A "LIFETIME WARRANTY".....I KEEP ALL OF MY RECEIPTS, AND I TAKE MY "JEEP RECEIPT/ IMPORTANT PAPERS/ WARRANTY BOOK" INTO WHATEVER STORE, NO MATTER WHERE I HAVE TRIED.......I HAVE NEVER BEEN TURNED DOWN ON "USE OF" ANY ONE I HAVE (THAT INCLUDES WORE OUT BRAKES AND OTHER STUFF!)

SEE MY LAST ANSWER AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/1985-ford-mustang-cylinders-not-firing

I SAW 3 DISTRIBUTORS THAT ADVANCE SAYS WILL FIT YOUR RIG---THE CONNECTIONS, EXTERNAL OR ON DISTRIBUTOR IGN MODULE SEEM TO BE THE DIFFERENCES, YOU'LL HAVE TO DETERMINE WHICH ONE YOU HAVE, SO YOU CAN SEE THE PRICES

1ST I FOUND (WIRES AND CONNECTORS)

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_Remanufactured-Distributor-Cardone_18630127-P_218_R%7CGRPTUNEAMS_____

THIS IS THE 2ND (NO WIRES, HARNESS PLUGS IN ON BOTTOM SIDE)

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_Remanufactured-Distributor-Cardone_3851567-P_218_R%7CGRPTUNEAMS_____

THIS IS THE 3RD (MODULE ON SIDE)

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_Remanufactured-Distributor-Cardone_18630219-P_218_R%7CGRPTUNEAMS_____

THERE ARE 2 WAYS TO REPLACE THE DISTRIBUTOR....EZ AND MORE DIFFICULT

IF YOU WANNA DO IT THE EZ WAY---DO NOT REMOVE THE DISTRIBUTOR OR EVEN MOVE IT......TILL YOU GET INSTRUCTIONS

FORGET ABOUT SWAPPING THE CORE OUT, UNTIL THE NEW (REMAN) ONE IS THERE TO COMPARE TO...STILL LEAVE IT ALONE!!!....NOT GONNA TAKE IT BACK, UNTIL THE OTHER ONE MAKES IT RUN!!!....SO SAVE YOUR RECEIPT!

IF ANY OF THE ABOVE WAS NOT DONE---THE "HARD WAY" IS GONNA BE THE WAY OUT

I CAN DO IT EITHER WAY....I LIKE EZ THE BESTUS!

I HAVE HELPED SEVERAL JEEP CJ FELLERS OVER THE PHONE, IF YOU LIKE THAT OPTION****LET ME KNOW*****AND I'LL SEND YOU A PRIVATE MESSAGE SO WE CAN WORK OUT THE DETAILS

I DO TRY TO KEEP INFO STILL GOING ON, IN THE FORUM, SO THAT OTHERS MIGHT BENEFIT FROM YOUR "SITUATION", IF THEY ARE SURFING AROUND FOR AN ANSWER TO THEIR PROBLEM

SO IT BOILS DOWN TO

FIX YOURS

REMAN

POSSIBLE PHONE HELP, WITH DIST INSTALL

DEPENDING ON YOUR ANSWER....I WILL POST "MY HOW TO INSTALL DIST THE EZ WAY".......YOU CAN THEN DIY OR DO THE PHONE COMMO THING

DO YOU HAVE A TIMING LIGHT?

AFTER WE'RE DONE, YOU CAN TAKE ME OUT FOR LUNCH FOR SOME "KRYSTAL BURGERS"

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Thursday, May 17th, 2012 AT 8:18 PM
Tiny
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Ok I like the phone option but dont have the money for a reman dist. But if you might be able to help me replace core in the one I have that would be awesome. Let me know

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Thursday, May 17th, 2012 AT 8:57 PM
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YOU DON'T LIKE MY LONG ANSWERS FILLED WITH LINKS DO YOU!LOL!

HOW 'BOUT TELLIN' ME WHICH OF THE 3 DISTRIBUTORS IS THE ONE LIKE YOURS?

ALSO POST THE PART MANUFACTURER/ NAME/ PART NUMBER AND WHERE YOU GOT YOUR PART FROM

WILL SEND YOU A MESSAGE SOON AND ALSO TELL YOU HOW TO FIND IT---EMAIL NOTIFICATION WILL SAY "YOU HAVE A MESSAGE FROM CJ MEDEVAC" WHEN I DO SEND IT

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Thursday, May 17th, 2012 AT 9:22 PM
Tiny
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Ok mine is the third one that you sent and the part num on the pick up is a napa auto parts part num mp711sb

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Thursday, May 17th, 2012 AT 10:19 PM
Tiny
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And not verry good with the comp lol im more of a hands on verbal kinda guy. Lol

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Thursday, May 17th, 2012 AT 10:21 PM
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TOP OF THIS PAGE---CLICK ON YOUR USER NAME---THEN LOOK LEFT FOR "MESSAGES"

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Thursday, May 17th, 2012 AT 11:29 PM
Tiny
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Hay medic thanks for all the help I got that part on order will be here in five days

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