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I have a problem with my 93 F e 350 van motor 460 fuel injection when it's cold the motor dose not start and it smells like gas and wets the spark plugs

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SOURCE: Ford 460 - no spark

Since the distributor is in the front on the 460 and you replaced the water pump check the connection plug coming from the distributor. If you disconnected it when removing the water pump you may not have made the connection tight enough to complete the connection. Look for pinched wires also. And your engine does not have points. You have a breakerless ignition system in the distributor. The air gap should be set at 8 thousands of an inch. Check the gap. Good luck.

Posted on Mar 05, 2009

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SOURCE: have ford e-co-van 1 ton 350 series, 460 engine.1989

Ethanol really causes problems in cars that sit around.Thanks for us going green huh?It decomposes non-metal parts in the gas system.If the car sits around for something like 6 weeks the gas does go bad.You have to siphon the tank as much as possible.When filling up,add octane boost first then gas.It still may not work though.I did all that for a scooter and it still didn't work.So if you try it,when you add gas,probably only use 4 or 5 gallons,so you don't waste too much money if it doesn't work,and it is enough to mix the octane boost fairly well.Good luck bro'!That's all i have for now.And gas is gas no matter where you buy it.All those additives the companies claim clean this or that is just sales.Since fuel injection came out,companies are required to add a certain amount of detergent to keep injectors clean anyways.And 93 octane is not better than 87 octane enough to pay 20 cents more per gallon.

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SOURCE: 1989 mustang gt 5.0 fuel

Was looking at posts and other sites. I take it that some relays are even under seats. Anyway, Apparently the ECU relay and the ECC relay are linked. When properly operating the ECC brain sends a signal to the ECC relay and the ground wire is tan/green. The brain can be throwing the signal and the relay terminals are not receiving the signals, so the relays cannot switch.

Although you have replaced some relays, you need to check your plugins for these 2 relays.

Posted on Nov 28, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a 95 ford f-350 with a 460 and i want to

i don't know man my 1992 ford f250 460 is doing the same thing. it is running way to rich and bearly idles .

Posted on Dec 01, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a 95 Ford F350 with the 460 motor. It started running fine when cold but after it warms up it starts to run rough, lose power, and runs REAL rich. I'm only getting a little more than 2mpg.

It Sounds like it is staying in the "cold start" routine. It also sounds like the diagnostic computer is not working right, because it must be rich and the O2 is not telling you a thing.

I would start by looking for a temperature sensor. You may have 2, with 1 being for the dash and the other being for the engine controls. You want to replace the temperature sensor for the Engine controls. This will help get it out of "cold start" routine.

Change your thermostat. The onboard computer does not monitor operating temperature.

Fuel pressure regulator. Have pressure checked.It could be forcing too much gas in each time an injector opens.

If you can not do this yourself, tow it in. At 2 mpg it may be cheaper to tow it than to drive any distance for repair. The Mechanics are going to need some gas left over in it to work on the engine.

Also turn on ignition and energize the fuel pressure, check for leaking fuel lines. Put on fuelcap locks if fuel drops when parked.

For this much of an extreme problem, I would like to know what you find wrong with it. I hope my solutions help.

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Start then cut off,won't start back smell gas check spark plugs. they were wet


The fuel pump pressurizes the system and circulates fuel past your fuel injectors. A fuel pressure regulator makes sure there is adequate pressure on the line for the injectors to release the proper amount of fuel when they open (rough explanation). The fuel injectors are controlled by the computer, not really the gas pedal. The computer handles everything for the fuel injection. The gas pedal just opens the throttle plate, allowing more air in. More air needs more fuel, more air and fuel = more power. It all happens very, very fast. Anyway, cranking the vehicle will result in fuel being injected into the cylinders. Without it burning off, yes it could accumulate on the spark plugs and they would appear wet. To work properly, the engine needs (basically) air, fuel, spark, and compression. The timing has to be perfect too.
Look up a quick test on the IPDM ECM relay test. You swap the relay for the computer with one for foglights and test to see if it'll start. That ECM relay has been know to rust internally and fail. Swapping with the foglight relay is merely for testing/troubleshooting purposes. If it works, then you should purchase the proper relay.
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I don't think it is your O2 sensor especially from the catylatic, because you mention smelling like gas and presence of gasoline. "Plugs" hopefully referal to the spark plugs, try to trace where you see gasoline and where it is coming strongest from. This is a case of leaked fuel line, fuel rails, fuel injectors.
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sounds flooded, hold gas pedal to floor and try to start,if starts keep pedal down until motor clears out and runs good, if no start, check spark plugs. maybe fuel fouled and need replaced. make sure you have spark before installing new plugs.

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a host of reasons,
  • check if you have a spark buy removing ht lead from spark plug and holding near metal pat of engine while cranking, use insulated tool to hold lead, if spark thats ok
  • remove spark plug after lang cranking and smell if gas is present or plug is wet, if wet you are geting fuel
  • then ask again once you know what is not happening
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I'm leaning toward a bad sensor, as in throttle body temperature, or coolant temperature sensor. The smell of too much fuel is probably from pushing pedal to start, which shouldn't be necessary on a fuel injected vehicle. What does it do if you leave your foot off the gas pedal during start? As far as fuel filter goes, if it hasn't been done in a while, I'd do it anyway just as preventative maintemance if nothing else.

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