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No spark to plugs. Sometimes the plug will fire just as I turn off the ignition key. This is a 1988 f-350 27 ft motorhome with a 460 cu. engine. VIN 1FDKE30L3HHC25768 I believe this has been an ongoing problem for a year or so as it has been hard to start after sitting for extended periods of time. Its now quit starting altogether. I am at a loss as to change the coil or the module, or could their be something else. All the contacts in dist. are clean and lightly sanded.

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  • littlebenz1 Jun 18, 2009

    Are you sugesting all my spark plugs are bad. If so need to read my post again, ALSO THIS IS FOR A 1988 MODEL NOT A 1985.

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The coil is the number one suspect. the coil can be tested reading ohms, see: How to Test an Ignition Coil.

If the coil test fine, read voltages at coil, before replacing module test also the ignition switch located inside the steering column (read volts on wiring, ensure it is opening and closing).

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