1995 F-150 won't start - Ford F150 Forum - Community of Ford Truck Fans

Go Back   Ford F150 Forum - Community of Ford Truck Fans > Ford F150 Forums > Introductions
Log In 


1995 F-150 won't start

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-28-2008, 10:38 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Bismarck, ND
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default 1995 F-150 won't start

I have a 1995 Ford F-150. Turns over great but won't start, I can hear fuel pump initializing. Had same problem 4 years ago, replaced fuel filter it ran fine. I replaced filter again tonight still won't start. Removed distibutor cap, no cracks but it is pitted along with rotor (what causes this). Am wondering if new rotor, cap, and wires may do the trick.
One Brown is offline   Reply With Quote
Join F150 Forum

Join F150Forum.com Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you a Ford F150 fan? If so we invite you to join our community and see what it has to offer. Our site is specifically designed for you and it's a great place for Ford F150 Fans to meet online.
Once you join you'll be able to post messages, upload pictures of your truck, and have a great time with other Ford F150 fans. Whether your an old timer or just bought your F150 you'll find that F150Forum.com is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally free!

Join F150Forum.com Today! - Click Here JOIN FOR FREE


-->
Old 05-28-2008, 11:28 PM   #2
We'd do it
 
Just call me Sean's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Orlando,Fl.
Posts: 32,292
Thanked 410 Times in 366 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to Just call me Sean
Default

An engine needs 3 things to run, fuel, spark and air. Air isn't usually a problem, so check for spark. If you've got spark then the fuel probably isn't reaching the cylinders. If you don't have a fuel pressure guage then put some gas in the throttle body and see if it starts.
Just call me Sean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 10:10 AM   #3
Senior Member
5 Year Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Henderson, NV.
Posts: 4,636
Thanks: 0
Thanked 17 Times in 17 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

Engine turns over great! What does that mean? Am wondering about timing chain. Pull distributor cap off, turn crank by hand, does rotor turn and is it at #1 when crank is at TDC. Remember it can be 180 degrees out and still in time. (Only on exhaust stroke, any where else is a no-no.)

Last edited by Good old Bill; 05-29-2008 at 10:13 AM.
Good old Bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 05:33 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Bismarck, ND
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

Bill,
Thanks for the reply. I have changed pulgs, wires, cap & rotor, along with coil. Still no spark. I am beginning to think you are right. Is there an 'easy way' to check if timing chain is bad?
One Brown who is now frustrated.
One Brown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 07:41 PM   #5
We'd do it
 
Just call me Sean's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Orlando,Fl.
Posts: 32,292
Thanked 410 Times in 366 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to Just call me Sean
Default

Even if the timing chain is bad, you should still get spark, unless it is completely broken. On my '87 i was having spark problems and it turned out to be the ignition module. Not sure if yours has it too. It's on the side of the distributor and requires a special tool to remove, the part store should have on the shelf. This can be tested before you buy a new one. Just remove it and bring it to the store.
Just call me Sean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 08:28 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Bismarck, ND
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Just call me Sean View Post
Even if the timing chain is bad, you should still get spark, unless it is completely broken. On my '87 i was having spark problems and it turned out to be the ignition module. Not sure if yours has it too. It's on the side of the distributor and requires a special tool to remove, the part store should have on the shelf. This can be tested before you buy a new one. Just remove it and bring it to the store.
Sean,
Thanks for getting back. I took the module in and had it checked, they told me it was good. My module(or what I think was the module) was located on the drivers side fender well. There is nothing on or near the distributor. Any ideas? Also, I should be able to pull the wire off the coil and see spark shouldn't I?

Last edited by One Brown; 05-29-2008 at 08:31 PM. Reason: Additional comment
One Brown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 08:45 PM   #7
We'd do it
 
Just call me Sean's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Orlando,Fl.
Posts: 32,292
Thanked 410 Times in 366 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to Just call me Sean
Default

Well, this is turning out to be one fun problem. I think you should read the computer and see if it gives you any codes. This is where I usually start anyway. This might give us a better place to look. Also, if you haven't allready, pull any plug wire or the coil wire and put a screwdriver in it. Lay it near any ground like the engine block or a bracket and then crank the engine and watch for spark. The screwdriver should be about 1/4 inch from the metal.

Last edited by Just call me Sean; 05-29-2008 at 08:56 PM. Reason: add comment
Just call me Sean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 08:55 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Bismarck, ND
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

I suppose I have to take it to a shop for that? Put fuel in throttle body, no go. Rechecked spark, no spark.
One Brown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 09:00 PM   #9
We'd do it
 
Just call me Sean's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Orlando,Fl.
Posts: 32,292
Thanked 410 Times in 366 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to Just call me Sean
Default

You should be able to do it yourself.You have to locate the diagnostic terminals under the hood. Should be driver side near the firewall. One single wire with a connector and one six wire connector. Neither should be plugged into anything. Does your truck have check engine light? Mine doesn't so I have to use a voltmeter but if yours does you can read the light. Want to give it a try?
Just call me Sean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 09:15 PM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Bismarck, ND
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Just call me Sean View Post
You should be able to do it yourself.You have to locate the diagnostic terminals under the hood. Should be driver side near the firewall. One single wire with a connector and one six wire connector. Neither should be plugged into anything. Does your truck have check engine light? Mine doesn't so I have to use a voltmeter but if yours does you can read the light. Want to give it a try?
Sean,
I find a connector coming off the ignition module, 2 red wires going to it. Not finding the 6 wire. Yes it has check engine light, yes it comes on when I try to start it.
One Brown is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
6.2L Dead again....please help!! eli.krahulec 2011+ Engine Related Questions 16 08-15-2015 11:00 AM
Help with an ignition miss bobby150 General F150 Discussion 0 07-30-2015 09:26 PM
need help Will Alexander 1997 - 2003 Ford F150 5 07-29-2015 10:51 PM
i need help!!!! Will Alexander Engine / Drivetrain Talk 0 07-29-2015 04:15 PM
1995 F150 AC compressor may be toast Steve (Tx) 1987 - 1996 F150 0 07-28-2015 09:52 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:03 AM.


Copyright 2006 - 20011 F150forum.com
This site is in no way affiliated with the Ford Motor Company.