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Old 07-20-2009, 03:36 PM   #1
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Default Truck won't start, no spark

Going nuts here! Just bought this 1990 F150 Supercab 5.0l 302 and it was running. Engine was filthy so sprayed it down. When I started it up it was running rough. Was doing to drive it around to dry things up and it died. Popped the distributor cap and let it dry out and it started up. Went to drive it the next day and it started up but died after a minute or so. After this I changed the plugs, wires, cap, rotor, ignition coil, and ignition module. It has a remote start and I messed with where it wires into the coil and it started right up for a minute or so and died again. Changed the fuel filter. Nothing happening. Checked for spark and got the orange spark which means no spark, right? So where do I go from here? I am learning on this truck and am at my end of ideas. Help me get this truck running, please. Oh yeah, ran the codes and they seem to have come out with 11, 11, and then after the long pause 22. To me that looks like system pass and MAP out of range. Not sure what to do about that.
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Old 07-20-2009, 03:49 PM   #2
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Try R & R ignition coil condensor.

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Going nuts here! Just bought this 1990 F150 Supercab 5.0l 302 and it was running. Engine was filthy so sprayed it down. When I started it up it was running rough. Was doing to drive it around to dry things up and it died. Popped the distributor cap and let it dry out and it started up. Went to drive it the next day and it started up but died after a minute or so. After this I changed the plugs, wires, cap, rotor, ignition coil, and ignition module. It has a remote start and I messed with where it wires into the coil and it started right up for a minute or so and died again. Changed the fuel filter. Nothing happening. Checked for spark and got the orange spark which means no spark, right? So where do I go from here? I am learning on this truck and am at my end of ideas. Help me get this truck running, please. Oh yeah, ran the codes and they seem to have come out with 11, 11, and then after the long pause 22. To me that looks like system pass and MAP out of range. Not sure what to do about that.
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Thanks for the reply. Where do I locate the ignition coil condenser? Don't see anything in the manual about it.
And what's it look like? It's not the wire from the coil to the distributor is it?

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Thanks for the reply. Where do I locate the ignition coil condenser? Don't see anything in the manual about it.
And what's it look like? It's not the wire from the coil to the distributor is it?
You are correct, It is not the wire from the coil to the distributor.

Original Ford Ignition coil condenser is a silver cylindrical piece (approx 1 to 1 1/2 " Long) with a wire coming out of one end. It has a tab that is fastened to ground and is located near the distributor on my '92 Ford 300 L-6 engine.
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Code 11 means there is no stored codes.
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OK, just wanted to update in case anyone should have this problem because it wasn't the easiest to track down. I had a mechanic look at it and told me it was something to do with my remote start and to have it towed to a place where they put them in to fix it. No towing!
So I called my Navy buddy whom I'd consulted over the phone with and told him I needed his help. First thing he checked was the fuel pump relay switch and it was clicking, sounded good. Checked this, that and the other things until he was brought back to the relay switch. Took it off and ran a jumper from it to the (+)battery side and "whirrr", the fuel pumps came to life. The switch was working but not 100% so it was deceptive. Bought a new one and I'm all set other than codes 41 and 67. Looks like EGR cleaning or replacement from the forums. But just wanted to tell all about the resolution. And I was getting spark obviously, just reading it wrong.
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