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1990 ford f 250 7.5 litre won't start

I Have replaced the distributer cap and rotor as well as the silinoid and can't get it to start. I am getting spark from the coil to the cap but no spark coming from the distributer to the plugs. I was told it is probably the ignition module? So I checked on this part and it looks nothing like what is on my distributer. The ignition module that they have mounts to the side of the distributer and my distributer has a group of wires going into the bottom of the dist and nothing mounted on the side? Can someone please help explain what I need to do

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  • Anonymous Oct 16, 2008

    I get spark from the coil to the cap by using a screw driver to ground it and I did the same to the wire on the spark plug and no spark?

  • Anonymous Nov 08, 2008

    I have the exact same problem on a 1993 F250. Let me know if yours was fixed and how.

  • Anonymous May 13, 2009

    i have 250 5.0 engine no spark. i replaced coil unit and nothing happen

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    If you are getting spark then the module works, I am a little confused about this, did 1000's of no start Fords, all were the ignition module if there was no spark, check the coil hi tension lead, does it spark when held up to a good ground (distributor end), a bright spark that can jump at least 3/4"?



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I have spark coming from the coil to the dist by using a screw driver to ground it to something and got spark and then tried it again and got nothing. I am not sure what the hi tension lead is ( sorry) and were is it located on the coil? if so I did try the spark on the coil.

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