Question about Ford Cars & Trucks
CHECKED TIMING, WIRES, PLUGS, SYNCHRONIZER AND PICK UP COIL
Most parts stores will test module for free (O'Reillys in my area does this)
Posted on Dec 02, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
When the water pump leaks, it leaks right onto the Opti-Spark distributor. It will cause the same issues you are having. Replace the Opti along with the spark plus and wires.
Posted on Mar 04, 2009
first, does the motor have 2 or 3 coils? if so, check the ohms on the ones you know is good, then check the ohms on the other one. if they're about the same, they might be fine. other than that theres the ignition module usually located under the coil packs. i dont know how to check it, but if you think its bad, contact your local trusted mechanic and see if he knows how to check it. modules usually run about 70-100 dollars, depending on the manufacturer. you could also check the crankshaft position sensor, but usually if that goes, the whole engine will misfire.
also, the ingition system has what you call a "dead spark." for example, you have 3 coils on the car, and two cylinders are fired by 1 coil. while one cylinder is on its compression stroke, the other is on its exhaust stroke, and when it fires it sends the spark to both cylinders at once. thats why the spark going to the one on its exhaust stroke is the dead spark.
hope this helps!!!
Posted on Apr 17, 2009
You can change pick-up coil, you need to remove distributor (mark where rotor is pointing first) Then you need to remove pin in cam gear on end of shaft to remove gear so you can remove shaft from housing. Then you can replace pick-up coil. Install in reverse. Note when removing distributor rotor will move to the right as you lift distributor out, move rotor to right of mark you made when installing distributor back in.
Posted on Feb 22, 2010
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