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1983 Ford F 250 with no spark at this point. Was running; came home and there was oil coming out of the coil. Could the module have gone bad and caused this? For awhile after the oil coming out of coil incident, it would start when cold, then when it got slightly warm and you shut it off, it would not restart until it had sat for at least 20 minutes. Now it will not start at all. Does any one have a guess?

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  • lauriebrown5 Sep 15, 2010

    It does have the module on the fender wall. I forgot to say that we already replaced the coil and there is still no spark. (doh!) Thanks roniecon!

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If the coil is bleeding oil out of it,replace it and see what happens,it needs to be replaced anyhow,if this does not help,replace the ignition module.It most likely has a tfi module on the side of the distributor,and it takes a 5.5mm socket to remove,if it is an earlier ignition style,the ignition module will be on drivers side fender well.

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    Ronny Bennett Sr. Sep 15, 2010

    Just make sure the rotor button is turning,this will rule out the timing chain.The modules are bad to do this so,it is the most likely problem.If this was at all helpful,please rate thank you.

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