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On 2.9 ford engine,we had motor apart and distributor out,

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On 2.9 ford engine,we had motor apart and distributor out, after getting it back together engine cranks over but there is no fire aand engine won't start
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Fordanswerman replied 8 months ago.

Hello,

What have you tested or replaced so far?

Why was the motor apart?

Thanks

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Have tried to check all wires. I not sure if timing is 180 off but not sure how to check it. I had to replace head
Expert:  Fordanswerman replied 8 months ago.

Thanks

So did it run before the head was replaced? Even if it ran bad because of the head?

Thanks

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Car ran great but lost coolant. It started fine. Took and checked head and now won't start. Cranks over fire but no fire at all
Expert:  Fordanswerman replied 8 months ago.

Thanks

With the coil wire removed from the coil tower, crank engine over and watch and listen for a spark at the coil tower. Is there a strong loud snap spark?

Thanks

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Expert:  Fordanswerman replied 8 months ago.

Good!

I will get you the firing order here in a minute.

Thanks

Expert:  Fordanswerman replied 8 months ago.

You want to make sure the #1 cylinder is up on the compression stroke and the dampner on the crank should be on TDC and then line up the rotor on the distributor to #1 and this should get you very close to start.

Thanks

Expert:  Fordanswerman replied 8 months ago.

Hello were you able to get it started?

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Expert:  Fordanswerman replied 8 months ago.

Hello, was I able to help you get it started? Thanks