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My 1985 cj7 will turn over but wont start put a new coil in and new distributor. think there may be a computer problem

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Change the motorcraft module box located on the inside fender well on the left side

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2- check all wires spark with HEI spark tester
3- If only one wire has no spark then
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You will find your problem with this.
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