Truck died wile driving now will not start

Asked by Aug 31, 2017 at 11:14 PM about the 1986 Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Was driving and my truck just died felt
like someone just like unplugged it
now it will not start all fuses are good
changed distributor cap and mogul
still will not start please help

4 Answers

132,695

First you need to determine if it's fuel or spark related, spray some starter fluid down the intake and see if it will fire off even for just a second or two, if it does the it is fuel related, if not then it is spark. I know you stated you have repalced the ignition module but did you replace the distributor pickup coil at the same time, I like to replace those as a set just make sure I removed a couple of Fords electronic problems at the same time.

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8,855

test for proper spark , fuel pressure , see if injectors are firing , scan for codes , might have to get those off the dash board by watching a flashing light ,

Hey I just found a purple and white wire hanging down by my fuse box any idea what it is or were it go is that y it will not start

8,855

I don't know what it's for but that kind of thing is not uncommon if it has a disconnect ,, if it is bare and could ground out on something that could be suspicious

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