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Ran before I shut it off now wont start. has spark getting gas

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  • gbob59 Apr 06, 2015

    Hi kevin grimm, I want to help you with your question, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box?

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What is the pressure of the gas? Spray starting fluid in the throttle, if it starts, look at the fuel pump or fuel pressure regulator.

Posted on Apr 06, 2015

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  • kevin grimm
    kevin grimm Apr 06, 2015

    I tried starting fluid and it didn't take off on that. Not sure on the gas pressure

  • Randy Ohler Apr 06, 2015

    Don't worry about the pressure yet. If you have spark at the plug, then it is a timing issue. Year make and model helps.

  • kevin grimm
    kevin grimm Apr 06, 2015

    It's a 1982 Ford C600 with a 370. I've checked the timing it's good.

  • Randy Ohler Apr 06, 2015

    I have to ask. How do you know the timing is good. How did you check it?

  • kevin grimm
    kevin grimm Apr 06, 2015

    With a timing light. Also rolled the motor by hand till #1 was at the top and thats all in order with #1 wire

  • Randy Ohler Apr 06, 2015

    If timing is dead on, Being it is an 82. Check compression. Bad rings, burnt valves, basically very low compression will not let the engine run. It has a timing chain in it. They do stretch and wear, along with the gears. Never really seen any jump timing or a broken chain. But I have seen plenty of times, that if the vehicles is setting a certain way on a slant, it will not start. Turn it the other way and it starts every time. This is stretched and worn components in the timing area.

  • kevin grimm
    kevin grimm Apr 06, 2015

    It only has 39,000 miles on it so I wouldn't think the chain should be bad.

  • Randy Ohler Apr 06, 2015

    Turn the crank again(left and right) while watching the rotor button. You shouldn't be able to move the crank much before the rotor button moves. 10 degrees of movement on the crank is pushing it. The chain is sloppy. New ones will be about 1 to 2 degrees.

  • kevin grimm
    kevin grimm Apr 06, 2015

    It starts to turn almost immediately we tested that the other night. Could the electronic ignition module be messing things up if its bad?

  • Randy Ohler Apr 06, 2015

    OK, lets start over. You really should have said this info up front. It is basically new with 39 K on it. Have you checked compression yet? do this and let me know the numbers for each cylinder.

  • Randy Ohler Apr 06, 2015

    Do you have spark with the key at the start position(as the engine is turning)? the module is good.

  • kevin grimm
    kevin grimm Apr 06, 2015

    I don't have the capability to check the compression.

  • Randy Ohler Apr 06, 2015

    You can rent these tools from auto parts stores.

  • kevin grimm
    kevin grimm Apr 07, 2015

    Thats what I'll do then

  • Randy Ohler Apr 07, 2015

    Just a note. Minimum PSI is 90. On all cylinders. I'll look up the numbers, but I'm think 150 is about where they should be. Cylinders should with in 10% of each other and no more than 15% over all.

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What kind of vehicle? If it has spark and fuel it should start. Check timing belt if equipped

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    kevin grimm Apr 06, 2015

    It's a Ford C600 with a 370

  • paulmacintyre
    paulmacintyre Apr 06, 2015

    Try holding gas pedal to floor and cranking. Could be flooded

  • kevin grimm
    kevin grimm Apr 06, 2015

    It was flooded but I pulled the plus blew it out let it set for a few days put new plugs in and still nothing. I won't start with just the choke on gas pedal to the floor or any other options

  • paulmacintyre
    paulmacintyre Apr 06, 2015

    You are positive it is getting spark. If it is and the plugs are fuel soaked, it is possible compression is too low because fuel has washed all the oil from the cylinder walls. You may have to remove the plugs again and squirt some oil into the cylinders with an oil can to help raise compression and then try starting with foot to the floor

  • kevin grimm
    kevin grimm Apr 06, 2015

    Only a few plugs get soaked the rest are dry.

  • kevin grimm
    kevin grimm Apr 06, 2015

    Only a few plugs get soaked the rest are dry. I've checked and it's for sure getting spark

  • paulmacintyre
    paulmacintyre Apr 06, 2015

    Cylinder walls possibly washed down with fuel and low/weak compression because of this. I know you may not want to pull plugs again, but , I would and squirt oil in plug holes and retry with foot to floor. If spark on all cylinders ( not sure if you checked all cylinders) and fuel with good compression it should run

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