Truck wont start

10

Asked by Jul 01, 2018 at 08:09 PM about the 1981 Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I got a f150 with the 302 engine in it 1981
and it's getting spark to the plugs and fuel
to the carb but wont fire and start up, I've
even took off the carb and used starting
fluid in the holes in the block, not sure if it's
the distributer or carb, any help?

8 Answers

134,115

Check the timing.

10

How would I do that?

290

YouTube.

10

Would it Ben the timing chain? Or the distributer timing??

290

Could be either one. You may need a timing light.

10

Ill check later thanks! And I should be able to twist the distributer while cranking until it fires up to roughly time it right? Sorry never owned a truck this old

290

If you have a shop helper, that would be the thing to do.

10

Wasn't anything like that, what it was was the ground wire off the block to the fire wall, runs fine now, weird had spark and fuel, dang wire lol

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