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mustang5point8
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From: Roanoke, Va.
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posted 01-28-2006 07:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustang5point8   Click Here to Email mustang5point8     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Please help me.. i bought a pick up off a guy that i work with he said when he parked the truck it ran fine then he tried to start it and it wouldnt start. i beleived him and checked it out. I dont know much about fords or anything for that matter but im just going crazy trying to figure this truck out. at first it was spitting gas out of the carb so i replaced it with a remand one then i changed the timing chain it was 180 out put a new battery in and rebuilt the old carb put it back on and it is not spraying gas out anymore but it still wont start i tried to move the distributor but it is seized and wont move at all. should i replace the distributor or what? please help me.

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mustang5point8
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posted 01-28-2006 07:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustang5point8   Click Here to Email mustang5point8     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i also replaced the cap, rotor button, wires, selenoid, i dont know what else to do

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DidgeyTrucker
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From: Greenbrier, TN USA
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posted 01-28-2006 09:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker   Click Here to Email DidgeyTrucker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There's no way the truck ran when parked if the timing chain was 180 out. Make sure you replaced it correctly.

Make sure the distributor is pointing to #1 when the #1 piston is aproaching TDC on the compression stroke. Pull the plug and put your finger over the hole when you turn the crank by hand. You'll feel air escape if it is on the compression stroke.

Check for a good spark at the distributor and at the end of one plug wire.

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