Won't start all the time

Tiny
VAN E350
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  • FORD F-350
I have a e350 van, ford, 1994, 124,000miles, 7.3 engine, my van won't start all the time, I thought maybe it was the fuel, I live in upstate ny, but anyhow, I start the car in the morning, go on two or three stops, it starts and runs, then maybe on the 3rd stop, I turn the car off do my errand come out and then the car won't start, then I have to wait 20-30 minutes and then the car will start, I have a new fuel pump, new alternator, etc. This is driving me nuts, what is wrong with this car thank you.
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Monday, May 14th, 2007 AT 2:29 PM

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Tiny
AUTOPOP
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When symptom occurs is there spark present?
Do you smell gas at tail pipe while motor is cranked?

Let us know what you find out!
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Friday, May 18th, 2007 AT 3:24 PM
Tiny
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I took it to ford and they replaced the stater and ignitionmodule. Now I have no problem. How can you tell if a part has been replaced, is there something you should look for? And on the ignition coil, if it is a ford part is there a way to tell if it is ford? I really need a answer to this. Thank you.
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Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007 AT 8:38 AM
Tiny
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I'm assuming you're asking about the ignition module, to see if it's a Ford. The module is mounted on the distributor. It's rectangular and it is mounted with 2 screws. It should say Motorcraft on it. Hope this helps you.
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Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007 AT 11:32 AM
Tiny
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I need to know about the ignition coil- will it have motorcraft/ford on it? And how can you tell if it has been changed. I went to a service station and they said they changed it, but they never took the cover off the inside(middle) which is where all the ignition parts are located and ford said the coil and other parts did not appear to be touched and that they were dirty and all the same color. Thank you for your answers.
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Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007 AT 11:53 AM
Tiny
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It sounds like the Ford mechanics were pretty much saying it looks like the coil was not replaced. You'd be better off talking with them. They could tell you what manufacturer makes the coil, whether it's Motocraft or not. Like they said, if everything has the same amount of dirt evenly spread on the coil it looks like it probably wasn't changed. It's a good idea to ask to see the old parts when you have work done, tell them to save them when you firt take it in.
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Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007 AT 12:23 PM

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