1996 Ford F-250 no start

  • 1996 FORD F-250

Engine Mechanical problem
1996 Ford F250 V8 Four Wheel Drive Manual

I have a 96 f250 powerstroke that will crank but not start. While cranking it puts off lots of white smoke. What could the problem be?

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Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 AT 3:30 PM

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What you need to do here is determine if its a fuel or spark problem that's preventing it from starting-Do below

Get a helper disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine atleast 3/16 away from ground-have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, coil's resistances, cap and rotor, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it.

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Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 AT 3:32 PM

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