posted 01-28-2006 07:33 PM
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.
Posts: 1631 From: Greenbrier, TN USA Registered: Oct 99
posted 01-28-2006 09:37 PM
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.