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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-19-16, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
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I got ea falcon of a friend drained the fuel put in a new fuel pump new spark plugs and new battery. It turns over but wont start please help.

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Re: My 1988 ea falcon wont start please help

You only need post once. Does the engine turn over? i.e does the starter run? Can you hear the fuel pump run (it is in the top of the fuel tank)?

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Re: My 1988 ea falcon wont start please help

Oops missed the "it turns over" bit. How long since the fuel filter was changed? Is there a strong spark at the plugs (take one out and earth it on something to see if there is a spark - also see if the plug smells of fuel while you are at it)? Coils frequently fail on these cars and they need a very strong spark to start so check with something like this CAR Auto Adjustable Ignition Coil Tester Plug Spark Wire Switch Circuit Tool | eBay that you have a spark at the plugs that will jump at least an inch.

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Re: My 1988 ea falcon wont start please help

Also check for key on engine off fault codes see Ford EFI ; you car may be able to tell you what is wrong with it. What is the history of the car that suggested you should drain the fuel?

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Re: My 1988 ea falcon wont start please help

Has it been consuming coolant? If so, the head gasket has likely failed gone swamping cylinders 1 and or 6 with coolant preventing starting.

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