1977 f100 wont start

Asked by Dec 29, 2015 at 09:10 PM about the 1977 Ford F-100

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

replaced cap,rotor,ign module,coil and start solonoid ,battery  truck will turn over but not start  no spark  after trying some troubleshooting i noticed i had no spark when turning key and releasing but if turning key to start and return back to off position ill get a single nice spark so thought it was ign switch  just replaced key cylinder and switch still no start  i am stumped  mind you i am just mechanical but not a mechanic  just pickin your brains  thanks

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agree.brain box on fender very common to go bad.and check coil?

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The 1977 is probably a 351 and has a carburetor, That little black box on the fenderwell is the voltage regulator, it does not have a PCM or computer

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its silver,and its an ignition box

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Ok, it's your truck but what does an 'ignition box' do'?

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It is probably the coil rather than a "brain box".

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The box you all are talking about on the inner fender-wall is the Ignition Control Unit, It has two big plugins on it, silver in color. Guaranteed thats the problem.

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get rid of that old dis, go to a one wire coil dis is all togather prom fourm it sove my problem

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