1979 FORD F150 SOMETIMES WONT START

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  • jeffer46
  • 1979 Ford F-150

Engine Performance problem
1979 Ford F150 V8 Front Wheel Drive Automatic 3000 miles

this truck has a new motor(302-5.0) runs great-when it starts-one dat it starts right up, next day it turns but wont start-sometimes I check for spark with a screw driver in the plug wire and it starts while im checking it? Grounding seems to be fine and it just about everything new including ignition module. Any ideas? Thanks, jeff

Sunday, March 8th, 2009 AT 11:39 AM

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  • blackop555
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Since its a new motor I would be double checking all connections making sure they are secure, and no wires are cut or pinched.

Also is the igniitno switch wired up properly?

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Sunday, March 8th, 2009 AT 12:25 PM
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It was the distribitor-which was new

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Sunday, April 5th, 2009 AT 4:13 PM
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It was the 2 month old distributor, mechanic tapped on it with a hammer and it started-80.00 part-400.00 for his tme-atruck that starts-priceless!

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Sunday, April 5th, 2009 AT 4:17 PM
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Wow. Whatsw teh chances eh? Make sure it is kept dry and the proper amount of cooling gel is used on the elctrical components.

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Monday, April 6th, 2009 AT 5:55 PM

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