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88 e-150 302eng.have put new distributor,coil,module(on side of dist.)rotor,cap,wires.all it does is fire 1 spark when first turn over and most of the time 1spark when it stops,but never any where in between.same as before i changed all the parts

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Sounds like the timing is way off, get the #1 cylinder at TDC, then reset the distributor back in with the rotor at #1 on the cap, get it started and adjust timing from there. Also check the ignition switch and make sure its not damaged and making good contact.

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