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1987 ford f150 cranks but wont start

Had been siting for 2 years punt a new battery and started right up and ran fine for 2 days. Then one morning it would not start turns over. I checked gas is ok changed the cap and rotter they looked bad but nothing I changed the coil still nothing.

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  • fransavo Feb 01, 2009

    not sure about spark at plugs I have a spark reader the ones you put between the plug and wire and lights up but that not working when I try to crank it. but yes fuel for sure

  • fransavo Feb 01, 2009

    its a 302 were is the module located

  • fransavo Feb 01, 2009

    ok cool will try that

  • fransavo Feb 01, 2009

    ok Looks like the distributor need to come out to change the module is that right?

  • fransavo Feb 01, 2009

    No good did not work any other Ideas

  • fransavo Feb 01, 2009

    yep good fuel but no spark at the plugs

  • fransavo Feb 02, 2009

    ok I will try that

  • fransavo Feb 06, 2009

    I went to get a buddy scaner and no good on any codes any other Ideas?

  • cosmetolo651 Mar 01, 2009

    I have replaced fuel pump fuel filter and one othe part that has to do with the fuel system and I cant get it to crank

  • jonathanb15 Apr 08, 2009

    Same exact issue with my 87 F-150 with a 302. I woke up one morning, tried to start it and it would turn over but wouldn't start. My mechanical skills are limited. Where to start??

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    So do you have spark at plugs, and fuel for sure?

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What engine? Ignition modules on side of distributor were pretty common item to go on them if you have no spark.

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    Mike Butler Feb 01, 2009

    It should be attached at front side of distributor, grey in color and harness plugged into it.

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    Mike Butler Feb 01, 2009

    You'll need to confirm that it is getting "Good Fresh Fuel" & spark.

    Did you try removing a plug wire and using a well insulated handle, screwdriver, in the end of one of the plug wires and hold screwdriver shaft 1/4"- 1/8" or so away from rocker cover and observe for spark while someone cranks it over?

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler Feb 02, 2009

    That system should be an EEC-IV. Before we keep shooting in the dark, check around and see if any garages (ford) have the ability to scan an eec IV system, it might save money in the long run.

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler Feb 06, 2009

    hERE'S ALINK TO SOME READING & PICTURES OF YOUR IGNITION COMPONENTS & HOW TO TEST.

















































































































































































    here's a link to your ignition system & components & test procedures, have a read, try some testing and see what happens.



    http://www.autozone.com/shopping/repairG...



















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Check your ground and hot wires running from the battery, to the starter etc for currosion

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

  • josh1111 Mar 28, 2009

    check out oil pressure switch inertia switch

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