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1987 ford mustang

I bought the car and got it home and now it will not start .. it is acting like it is not getting any spark i put a new coil in and it still won't start .. i'm hoping you can help me figure out the probblem

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  • scorpio_5485 Jan 13, 2009

    i to have a semilar proble they have hacked the wiring for the coil up and i have wiried it back but no spark i have power at the oils post but no spark i have replaed the coil and the ignition modual what else ould it be

  • beckerc47 Mar 15, 2009

    And what if it isn't getting a spark? I have the same problem. changed out the ignition coil and ignition module. it's finiky though. sometimes it starts sometimes it doesn't. when it does and we drive it it usually will stall after it gets up to temp, then won't start back up. if we get right on the freeway it'll miss here and there. only thing i can think of is the distributer?

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    Loringh May 11, 2010

    Did it run before you bought it and did you drive it home? If the answer to both those questions is yes you can probably rule out things like timing, etc.
    You say 'it is acting like it is not getting any spark". Elaborate please. Have you held one of the spark wire close to the plug and can you see the spark jump to the plug when you crank the engine?

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I agree with Loringh and leetamara. Check for your spark and if you don't hear the hum from the fuel pump then it could be a bad fuel pump or a bad fuel pump relay. The fuel pump relay in my 87 is underneath the drivers seat. Good luck

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I agree with Loringh. Also check to see if you can hear the fuel pump come on with the key in the "on" position. You should hear a hum for a few seconds.

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