I have a 1989 mustang gt with no spark from the coil, but the coil is brand new. My car has the MSD ignition box that runs not the coil and the car will crank, and you can smell gas but when I turn the key to start it there is no spark. Please help I'm going crazy!
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The ignition system on your 5.0L uses a distributor type system and will include the following components:
Ignition control module (ICM). Depending on the year of your specific Ford, it'll have a inner-fender mounted ignition control module or a distributor mounted ignition control module. hot sure which you have.
Ignition coil. you replaced it.
PIP (Profile Ignition Pickup) sensor. This is Ford's name for the crank sensor and is mounted inside the distributor. The most common name for this component is the pick up coil.
Distributor cap and rotor. you replaced
Spark plug wires. you replaced.
The thing to keep in mind about the ignition system is that all engine cylinders must get spark and the one thing that will stop the ignition system from creating spark on a wholesale scale is a BAD crank sensor.Have you pulled a plug then using some insulated pliers grounded it to the vehicle and turned it over to see if you have spark, that'll tell you alot.takes two people of course.Best of luck and hope this helps.
Hello Ford Cobra. Strange the fuel pump stays running as soon as the key is on. This is leading me towards a possible relay problem that is also affecting the power relay that powers up the injection system. Is there power to the ignition coil momentarily as the key is turned on? If so the power relay is working and will lead to the next diagnosis step. Keep me informed.
hello you can take a 1/2 in metal drill bit and drill straight through the center seams like a bad idea but does work once you cut the pin off the back it all falls apart then you just turn it to acc. with a screwdriver and install new one
The ignition switch isn't hard to replace. Take the column covers off and you'll have to buy tamper proof torx bits to remove the mounting screws. Just unplug the old switch and plug in the new one. The new switch will have new mounting screws with it. It should only take you 20 minutes to replace it even if you've never done it before. Check the operation of the lock and tumbler as well. It's an easy replacement as well. This one only should take you 5 minutes.