Question about 1987 Ford F 250
Truck turns over (starter engages) but doesn't seem to want to "fire". The weird thing is that while turning the key its like we aren't getting anyh spark but just when you drop the key in frustration you'll here the truck fire a couple of times (not enough to start but you can clearly here it hit on a couple of cylinders). This momentary ignition seems to only happen as you turn the ignition back to "off". I talked this over with a guy and he thought that my battery was probably not the best, perhaps the starter was drawing so much there wasn't anything left for the coil/plugs. I bought a new battery and it does the same thing, turns over like crazy but won't fire until you drop the key... the momentary spark isn't enough to get the truck to "start" living in MN where the high temp is 5 doesn't help.
I have had this problem in the past! i found it was the ignition switch. it would not send power to the ignition until you released it out of the start position.hope it helps.
Posted on Jan 22, 2009
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