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Wont run after engine swap

Purchased used engine from Jyard,(after driving the donor car up and down the road to make sure it ran good(with a legal junker tag BTW)). Drove my car with rod knock (ran fine other than knock) up onto lift, pulled engine, replaced with new engine, plugged everything in (everthing fit because i made sure i got the early 98 model like mine 5/98) and it will not start. it does not have the P.A.T.S. system, (it has little keys). I have fuel pressure at the rail, when i crank i get startup pulse to the injectors for 5 revolutions or so, then it drops out. There is no signal to the spark distribution block. I thought it may be the ecm, i stuck my ecm into my brothers well running taurus with over 300k, and it ran fine left it in for a week no problem, stuckit back in mine, nothing, I put a new crank sensor on because i broke it handling the engine, that is the only thing that is different. Both cars ran before this operation.

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  • bgreen7477 Sep 17, 2008

    engine swap then i get no fuel pressure on rail dont even here pump coming on could it be a ground maybe

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Hello first thing check firewall ground to engine pass side if connected and good test ignition module if okay possible open signal on the spout connector check one other thing is the timing bypass chip near the distributor small plastic like a fuse size style usauly gray pull it out try to start with out it bypasses computors timing setting for manual adjustments goodluck

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