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1985 Ford F-150 351w H.O. 4bbl, C-6, 4x4, new soleniod, brain box, dist. ignition switch under column also. It just cranks like no fire then when you sometimes let the key off after cranking it will start up and run or it just burbbles like it wants to start. When it does run it runs fine.......any ideas?

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  • jesse520 Feb 08, 2009

    how do you replace the ignition switch on a 1985 Ford F-150 XLT? I turn the key and it keeps spinning.

  • milklerlitef Apr 24, 2009

    how do i replace the ignition switch on 85 ford f 150

  • kevin carpenter May 11, 2010

    you say that you have replaced the dist ? did it come with a new pick up coil our is this a open bowl dist where the modugle is bolted to the fire wall let me know kdc744

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    cranks over just fine has new plugs,wires, dist. ecm alternator



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I would check the timing on this bad boy as it sounds to be off by a few degrees.

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