1983 Ford F-150

Tiny
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Engine Mechanical problem
1983 Ford F150 V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic

My engine will not fire I have tested the spark plugs and wires but they are both firing just fine I checked the carborator and it seems to be functioning fine but yet the engine will not fire.
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Monday, October 12th, 2009 AT 11:35 PM

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Tiny
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Say you got fire at plugs? Shoot some gas/starter fluid in carb, does it try to start now?
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Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 AT 12:09 AM
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I was getting fire but not enough, I had to replace the ignition coil. And when you fix one thing another goes wrong. It now is idoling fine and all but once you get driving it has no power and starts to jerk and backfire really bad what may this be caused by?
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Friday, October 16th, 2009 AT 3:42 AM
Tiny
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Fire order right?
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Friday, October 16th, 2009 AT 1:17 PM
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I kind of feel stupid now it was the firing order I never thought to check that, the 1st and the 5th were reversed. Now the truck is running fine just a couple seals to replace and I'm good to go.
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Saturday, October 17th, 2009 AT 12:26 AM
Tiny
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Don't feel bad
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Saturday, October 17th, 2009 AT 7:02 AM
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OK, just never get a break, lol. Another problem the motor is knocking now, but only while its in gear if it's in park or nuetral there is no knocking. I figured it was an easy fix just a rocker arm loose or something. So I take the tapit cover off both sides, not one loose shaking or anything they are all snugg and functioning properly oil flowing over them and everything. So I cheked the oil the oil is full and clean so I'm stumped. What else could be causing the knocking?
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Sunday, October 18th, 2009 AT 8:00 PM
Tiny
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Take a 3-4 ft. Long peice of 5/16 fuel line(preferred for comfort fit).1/4, garden hose, whatever is on hand. Shove 1 end into your EAR BE CAREFUL W/MOVING PARTS. Probe entire engine(like stethoscope)
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Sunday, October 18th, 2009 AT 10:24 PM
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I guess it's more of a loud tapping but it is the loudest from uder the truck near the oil pan, so to the front bottom of the motor but it does have a slight leak around the bell housing
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Sunday, October 18th, 2009 AT 10:30 PM
Tiny
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My jeep. Loud hard tapping a persistant tapping. Found part of compression ring pounded into piston
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Sunday, October 18th, 2009 AT 11:06 PM
Tiny
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Is noise constant, changes in sound. Like TIMING CHAIN?
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Sunday, October 18th, 2009 AT 11:16 PM
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The sound is constant keeping the same time, when the RPM's or speed go up the tapping gets faster that is why I figured it was a rocker arm or something. I was thinking after that it may be the Harmonic balancer or something but there is no shaking in any of the pullies that I noticed.
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Sunday, October 18th, 2009 AT 11:26 PM
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Sure firing order correct?
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Sunday, October 18th, 2009 AT 11:37 PM
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No did not try the hose yet and firing order is correct had my wife helping me i.E. Holding flashlight and smarting off, lol. But I'm not doing anymore tonight. But did not check each wire to make sure all are firing I'll try that tommorrow
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Sunday, October 18th, 2009 AT 11:42 PM

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