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How to install distributor 5.8

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I got a 1990 with a 5.8 distributor was already out when stabing the new distributor #1 is at TFC ON COMPRESSION STROKE without a doubt. The harmonic balancer looks good pointer is pointed to 0 degrees pulled spout connector set base timing to 10 degrees BTC plug spout back in will not start. Tested coil no spark replaced coil tested ignition modual  and PIP all good. It will start with the base timing set to 10 degrees BTC but dies within mins as if it was shut off by the key. Any help appreciated.

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Yo C,


Try a [URL="http://broncozone.com/topic/14269-code-reader/?
pid=74587&mode=threaded"]Self Test for Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC)s[/URL] by my pal,  BroncoJoe19
Post any Code(s) here 

A helper can assist you by counting the codes. Some use their smart phones to record them.
Or ask local mom and dad parts stores if they will test it for you. The majority of parts chain stores tests just OBDII vehicles now.
Or purchase a coder reader such as;
 "Innova ODB-1 and we generally recommend getting the extension cord with it, so you can work the ignition key in the cab while watching/holding the reader. It will save the codes but knowing when to go through the cycles and ensuring you get it right the first time can save time and hassle, especially if you're working on it by yourself, as most of us do." by BikerPepe`

For a good crank, but no run, see https://troubleshootmyvehicle.com/ford/4.9L-5.0L-5.8L/how-to-troubleshoot-a-no-start-1

If spark test is ok, dwell on fuel pressure;

Pull the fuel pressure regulator vacuum line; there shouldn't be any gas or aroma thereof in it.

You can use a NOID light to test injectors for the no run.


Our former mom and pop parts store lent them out to customers with a small refundable deposit.  They retired and new owner sells Chinese junk parts.



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