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Old 09-16-2005, 17:01   #1 (permalink)
rolly_gator
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1979 Ford F150 starting problem

The engine tries to start but won't run. It's like it starts but quits
immediately. Could it be my coil or something? Any tips on trouble
shooting this and or other parts?

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Old 09-17-2005, 02:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 1979 Ford F150 starting problem

a better explanation is required. do you mean that as long as the key is in
the start position, it will run, but when you let the key return to the run
position it dies?? if so, then your problem may be in the ignition switch.
"rolly_gator" <rolly_gator_holloway@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:5457d2a086b522d0aa562e884073e249@localhost.talkaboutautos.com...
> The engine tries to start but won't run. It's like it starts but quits
> immediately. Could it be my coil or something? Any tips on trouble
> shooting this and or other parts?
>



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Old 09-17-2005, 07:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 1979 Ford F150 starting problem

"rolly_gator" <rolly_gator_holloway@yahoo.com> wrote in
news:5457d2a086b522d0aa562e884073e249@localhost.talkaboutautos.com:

> The engine tries to start but won't run. It's like it starts but quits
> immediately. Could it be my coil or something? Any tips on trouble
> shooting this and or other parts?
>


notorious duraspark ign module symptoms...........test: MAKE SURE VEH. IN
PARK!, turn key to run position, check for spark while jumping starter
solenoid manually (screwdriver or jumper wire). ive replaced too many to
count with same prob. spark at key to crank position but module failure in
run position.........if you replace module make sure you buy one with same
grommet color...........kjun
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Old 09-17-2005, 20:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 1979 Ford F150 starting problem

On Fri, 16 Sep 2005 19:00:57 -0400, "rolly_gator"
<rolly_gator_holloway@yahoo.com> wrote:

>The engine tries to start but won't run. It's like it starts but quits
>immediately. Could it be my coil or something? Any tips on trouble
>shooting this and or other parts?


Does it quit right when you release the key from START?
Will it run if you keep it in START?
Ballast resistor wire.
Replace with one for a 61-72 Mopar
with Essex (not Prestolite) ignition.

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