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Old 01-04-2011, 05:58 PM
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Econoline Starting Issue

My 62 Econoline won't start after we have detailed the engine compartment and put in new wiring, solenoid, and coil. We have 12V at both posts on the coil, engine turns over fine, but no spark. The entire engine wiring has been replaced per the wiring diagram. Someone told me it might be a bad or missing ground. He said there are multiple grounds....pls help!
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Old 01-09-2011, 02:34 PM
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One simple mistake I did on my truck was I put the distributor a whole half turn. Once it was put right it ran.
Is there spark coming from the coil.? The coil could still be faulty if there is no spark there.
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hey smith 2650
check the resistor wire at the ignition switch. should connect with bullet connectors
one at the ignition sw the other end near the cover plate on the frt floor rt of center.
with is pink in color. also the ground wire in the distributor and work harden from the
movement of the breaker plate.
good luck
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Are you well acquainted with points/condenser ignition? Do you have a dwell meter?
I'd start there, making sure that the points are clean (No corrosion or grease between the contacts,) and adjusted correctly.

If you have 12v on both primary terminals of the coil, that would indicate that the points are open. An engine usually stops with the points in a closed position. With the points rubbing block on the high point of the distributor cam, the point gap should be about .018". If the points are closed, the negative terminal on the coil should read 0volts. If you get a reading with the points closed, replace the points.

All that is assuming that the distributor is not installed 180* out as someone suggested above.
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