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I have a 1993 ford f 150 the timeing gears were

I have a 1993 ford f 150 the timeing gears were shot and i replaced them while doing this i also replaced the battery the coil the spark plugs and wires the cap and the rotor...changed the oil and put in fresh water pump and thermostat...but i cant get it to start it turns over but just wont start i am getting spark, (while attempting to dial in timing it backfired through the intake).we stopped immedeatly and went back to where there was no misfireing but still wont run....any suggestions?

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  • lifetimefami May 15, 2009

    will try thank you , ill post results later today!

  • lifetimefami May 15, 2009

    ok still early here but i went out and rotated the distributor housing 180 (without removing it) to test and it did start and ran real rough but now i can fix it from there thank you so much i really appreciate it 10 thumbs up!

  • lifetimefami May 15, 2009

    wow i guess i jumped the gun after marking the positions and reversing the direction of the rotor it wants to start but it wont and even when it seems to be on the edge of running it will backfire out the intake i checked for fuel pressure at the manafold and it had plenty but am wondering if it isnt a fuel problem now i am definity getting spark i used a small spray of either and it backfired out of the manafold a big flame... am running out of ideas and cash

    any other suggestions? thank you in advance

  • lifetimefami May 16, 2009

    ok i have helping hands coming over in the morning we will do as you suggest i did repull the distribtor and hand cranked the engine to top dead center and put distributor back in, i pulled the EEC and it tested ok i looked at the new cap i put on and you can see signs of flash i bought a new stator but i do not have tools to disassemble the distributor to install it but do not think it is the problem. now you have set me on a new course (thank you for i need the help) and ill post tomorrow how it goes thank you again Jim

  • lifetimefami May 17, 2009

    Mr speeddemon97 i humbly thank you!!! by doing what you said we found that the rotor part of the distributor was free spinning that lead to a closer investigation of the distribtor showed that the rolled pin was sheared off and the gear was sticking but slippin intermittantly a new distributor later it fired right up and runs good i do not know how i can ever thank you enough!!! double 10 thumbs up



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It sounds like you are 180 out on the distributor try pulling it out and turning the rotor to the opposite side and putting it back in. the #1 cylinder will hit tdc twice for every time it fires the plug you are probably hitting it on the wrong tdc stroke.

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  • jon fuller May 15, 2009

    if it is backfiring from the intake you either # 1 have the timing off a bit not quite the 180 that you were before but still off or #2 do not have the cam timed in with the crank just right check both of those. bring #1 cylinder to tdc and pull the cap the rotor should be either pointing at #1 plug wire or directly away from it if it is away from it rotate it once more around to tdc again so it points towards it. then take off the valve cover and make sure that both valves for #1 are closed if they are not you will need to retime your cam with the crank if they are then you will need to rotate the distributor a little farther to time the spark

  • jon fuller May 18, 2009

    good to hear that you got it going sometimes it is the little things that can be overlooked and takes a second set of eyes



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