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Old September 16th, 2009, 03:49 PM   #1
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Default F-150 ignition

I've got a 95 F-150 w/ a 5.0
It has intermittent spark and usually wont start. Every once in a while though, it will. I've swapped out the coil, ignition module (on the fender) and condenser. After swapping the condenser yesterday it fired right up, so I thought it was fixed. This morning, it started once, and wouldn't start again after that. The only thing I havent replaced is the pickup in the dist.

Anyone have any insight?

Anyone know if I can remove the pickup w/o removing the distributor?
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Old September 16th, 2009, 04:10 PM   #2
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You have to pull the distributor as it has a pin you need to remove to pull the shaft out to remove the pick-up
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Old September 24th, 2009, 03:50 PM   #3
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Before you tear it apart, if you haven't already, look at the pick-up. Its not uncommon for them to collect dirt. You might be able to get away with blowing the dirt off the magnetic sensor. A Q-tip works decent.
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Old September 24th, 2009, 07:22 PM   #4
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Make sure you check the connection at the coil, they are known for making poor contact and causing a no spark. Also make sure the wiring to the noise suppressor (capacitor) isn't contacting ground.

Do you have a tach (factory of aftermarket)?
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Old September 25th, 2009, 02:24 PM   #5
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just replace the entire distributor its 90 bucks complete from the local auto store. i had the same problem with my 87 5.0 and it solved that problem runs awesome now as a plow truck for my buddy.
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