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1987 Ford F-150 stuck at base timing. SPOUT connector inoperative

My 1987 F-150 seems to be stuck at base timing, whether the spout connector is plugged in or not. I am wondering whether I should replace the spout connecter itself, or if this is a bigger problem. Any help is greatly appreaciated

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In one case I have seen the spout plug was bad.

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