1995 Ford F-150 Stalling

Tiny
ANDYMAVIGLIA
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  • 1995 FORD F-150
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 205,000 MILES
My truck started stalling out of the blue, and sometimes wouldn't get spark. I replaced the distributor, cap, rotor, plugs, wires, pickup coil, ignition coil, and ignition control module. The truck ran fine for a month and then last night after an hour of driving it stalled out and had no spark again. Any ideas?
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Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 AT 11:14 AM

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Tiny
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Have you checked the crank sensor?
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Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 AT 1:50 PM
Tiny
ANDYMAVIGLIA
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No I haven't checked the crank sensor. I just went back through everything I did and I noticed some slop in the ignition coil that I purchased from O'reillys. I just swapped it out and now I'm gonna run the hell out of this thing to see if the problems solved. Will post later on. Thanks
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Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 AT 2:18 PM
Tiny
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That is interesting. Let me know what you find.

Joe
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Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 AT 7:58 PM
Tiny
ANDYMAVIGLIA
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My ignition coil keeps on failing, it heats way up during driving and you can wiggle it and it loses it's ground I believe. Do you think I may have a bad wire going to it? I'm about ready to take it to the shop. I'm guessing with all the parts in the ignition system that I've replaced that the problem is going to be a damn wire.A $400 wire. LOL
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Sunday, August 8th, 2010 AT 7:52 PM
Tiny
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It could be a bad ground. However, now my concern moves to the PCM. I didn't know if was getting hot. The PCM is to send more power the ignition system when the key is in the run position. It does this to create a hotter spark for a cold engine. When the key is returned to the run position, the voltage is to drop to prolong the life of the ignition system.

Try running a seperate ground to it and see if that helps. Let me know if it works.
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Monday, August 9th, 2010 AT 1:04 AM
Tiny
ANDYMAVIGLIA
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I've ran a ground from the battery to one of the post's on the ignition coil. If it's still fouling out my ignition coil would you say that my PCM is bad? I'm at wit's end with this! We just bought a house and it's 99% done and I need this truck to move all my stuff. LOL. Looks like my local mechanic may be getting a call. AHHHH! And thanks for taking the time to help me solve this issue. Greatly appreciated!
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Monday, August 9th, 2010 AT 1:15 PM
Tiny
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If you keep burning out coils, that is my guess. If you take it to a shop, let me know what you find, and good luck moving. I've done that and don't ever want to do it again. (LOL)

Joe
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Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 AT 11:14 PM
Tiny
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Thanks again, I'm dropping it off tomorrow night. She's got 205,000 miles on her and I'm not gonna let her go just yet. That 302 is one stong motor. I'll update ya on thursday and make a small donation for your time. Thanks again!
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Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 AT 11:18 PM
Tiny
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The 302 is a great engine. Let me know what you find.
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Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 AT 12:19 AM
Tiny
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Bit the bullet today and took the truck to my brother in laws friends shop. After $84, they figured out that O'reillys gave me a bad distributor. Remanufactured junk!
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Thursday, August 12th, 2010 AT 12:46 PM
Tiny
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Honestly, that is becoming so common. We import everything from other countries that really have no standards. Regardless, I'm glad it is fixed.

Let us know if you have questions in the future.

Joe
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Thursday, August 12th, 2010 AT 11:28 PM

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