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The other day I left my key in the acc position for an hour or two and when I finally realized it my truck wouldn’t start. I tested my battery and it was low of charge since it was 3 yrs old I just went ahead and bought a new one. It started fine after that. Few days passed by and it didn’t want to start again. Connected a jump box to it and within 15 mins it turned on. Turned it off and wouldn’t turn on again. Tested the starter solenoid and it seemed like it was bad so swapped it for a new one. Still wouldn’t start. Tested the battery and it’s good. Tested the alt and it’s putting out over 13 volts. Banged on the starter and that doesn’t help either. Idk what it could be ? Any ideas would be appreciated.
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P.S. I had spark plus, dis cap and rotor changed 2 months ago.
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1994 f150 5.0 engine- will coolant temperature sensor cause truck to crank but not start?
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Actually....it can. I remember being as surprised as anyone about what I found out in this thread awhile back.

https://www.f150forum.com/f10/crank-...-spark-404786/

But it only did it once the engine was warm - once it had cooled down it would start with no problems.
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the truck will not start cold now. not getting fire to plugs. replaced ignition modular. originally replaced ignition switch. what else can I check while broke down on road. motor spins over, fuel pump is coming on, smell gas, rotor button is spinning , its in time. what else?
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the truck will not start cold now. not getting fire to plugs. replaced ignition modular. originally replaced ignition switch. what else can I check while broke down on road. motor spins over, fuel pump is coming on, smell gas, rotor button is spinning , its in time. what else?
A bad PIP sensor or pickup coil inside the distributor will cause a crank/no start condition and loss of spark at the coil. They tend to fail intermittently and leave you stranded on the side of the road for awhile. There is a way to test it but I don't have the procedure handy - but I am guessing if you click on steve83's signature link you can find it if you comb though his library.
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not sure where to look on steve83s site- is there any where else to look to find how to quick check on roadside?
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Read the whole caption a few times, then keep the procedure AND all the tools in the truck so you can check it when the problem appears:


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