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Ford Bronco II 2.9L V6 engine starting trouble

OMG, where to start. The engine was sitting for about 3 years, did a oil change and flushed all fluids. Ran for about 3 hours before it started to stall than finally died. It wasnt sparking so i went down the line, the coil was working but the dist was not, so i replaced the entire unit, cap and rotor also, and all 6 plugs are lighting fine now. Also, have pulled out the fuel rail and the injectors are spitting as they should. My headlighs didnt also work, and the check engine light was not coming on. Inidcating that the ecm could be faulty. I replaced the ecm. Headlights work now, but the engine still doesnt want to start when it gets turned over. All fuses are fine and have replaced the relays. Anyone figure this out?

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You should try checking the fuel pressure to see if it too low. If the pump sat for a long time like that and then was turned on for awhile it may have bought the farm. It may still be pumping, but just not enough. Try givng it a compression check as well just to see if it has any problems there.

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