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Bluemustang
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posted 08-13-2001 09:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bluemustang   Click Here to Email Bluemustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I found that my number 4 in my 72 302 is not firing, I have repaced the cap, rotor, wires spark plugs, alson the dist. is pretty new too. I can unplug all the other wires from the cap and the engine sounds different and you can see a spark from theother wire going to the cap, but number 4 that happens, no spark or sound in engine.
Need some please.

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lyle29464
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posted 08-13-2001 09:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lyle29464   Click Here to Email lyle29464     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you have compression on #4 I would switch that plug and that wire with a cylinder that is firing. See if you move the problem. If you dont move the problem you have a bad cap.

I had a valve that would not open once and the cylinder had compression.

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Bluemustang
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posted 08-13-2001 10:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bluemustang   Click Here to Email Bluemustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I switched the plug and wire yesterday with the number one and there was no difference, I also got a new cap yesterday too. I did a conpression test about 3 months ago, I geuss I will do another one tonight, because sence then I have put a new intake and carb on, would that have anything to do with it?

Thanks for the reply

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lyle29464
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posted 08-13-2001 10:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lyle29464   Click Here to Email lyle29464     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ok now I would guess a vacuum leak on #4 You still could have good compression, but the leak would change your fuel air mixture.

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Bluemustang
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posted 08-13-2001 10:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bluemustang   Click Here to Email Bluemustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What should I do, any directions?

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lyle29464
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posted 08-13-2001 11:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lyle29464   Click Here to Email lyle29464     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am guessing (people in here will set me straight if im wrong) That "IF" your problem is a leak it's not around the carb. If you put about an ounce of gas in a spray bottle and sprayed around number #4 area of the manifold it might pick up that cylinder. Keeping in mind that that one is dead it still might not fire on gas. If may fire on starting fluid. If you use it you need to be very carefull. Use very sparingly and of course you have a 10lb fire ex. handy

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davids68
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posted 08-13-2001 04:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for davids68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bluemustang:
I switched the plug and wire yesterday with the number one and there was no difference


Do you mean there still was no fire coming through the wire or the plug? If so it's probably still the cap. A vacuum leak won't stop the plug from firing.


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