1978 FORD BRONCO WONT START

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  • duke1354
  • 1978 Ford Bronco

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1978 Ford Bronco V8 Four Wheel Drive Manual

i just bought a 78 bronco and they said it wont start, they replaced the alternator and the battery. What else could it be?

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Saturday, June 6th, 2009 AT 8:02 PM

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Just bought a Ford Bronco 1978 been sitting for awhile and we put fuel pump on it and it still wont start but does turn over. And we hav done changed the battery. So maybe fuel pump?

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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 AT 9:17 PM
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LETS DO 2 THINGS

1ST SHOOT A 2 SECOND BURST OF STARTER FLUID DOWN THE CARB. CRANK IT OVER. WHAT HAPPENS?

IF IT SPIT AND SPUTTERED LIKE IT WANTS TO BUST OFF. STAY WHERE YOU ARE. REPORT BACK, PROBABLY NO NEED TO DO TEST #2

IF IT DOES ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, EXCEPT "DRY "OVER AND OVERS"

PULL A SPARK PLUG WIRE OFF THE SPARK PLUG. ONE EZ TO GET TO. STICK A NAIL OR PAPERCLIP INSIDE THE "NOW EMPTY" BOOT, WEDGE IT IN BETWEEN THE METAL RING AND THE INSIDE OF THE RUBBER.

NOW HOLD THE WIRE (WITH PLIERS, IF YOU LIKE) SO THAT THE NAIL OR PAPERCLIP IS ABOUT A 1/4 INCH AWAY FROM SOMETHING THAT IS BARE METAL ON THE ENGINE.

HAVE YOUR PAL TURN THE ENGINE OVER WHILE YOU DO THIS. DO YOU GET A STRONG "POPPING" SPARK FROM THE NAIL TO THE ENGINE?

ANY HISTORY. MODIFICATIONS. WHAT ENGINE AND KIND OF CARB DO YOU HAVE?

WAITIN' ON YOU

THE MEDIC

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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 AT 10:12 PM

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