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My name is ***** ***** and I have a problem starting my 82

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Customer: Hi my name is ***** ***** and I have a problem starting my 82 Mustang..
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: It was running fine before my son turned it off, then it just cranks strongly, but doesn't hit. I sprayed starting fluid in the carb and still no spark. We changed the ignition control module, then the ignition coil. it started for 2 seconds then died again! stumped now...
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  sarmiento22556 replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I will try to help you with your concern.

I see you are having trouble starting your 1982 Ford Mustang

you will need to check and make sure that the ignition module is getting all the proper power and ground signals to even fire the plugs.

do you need the wiring diagram an do you have access to a test light and a volt meter?

Expert:  sarmiento22556 replied 1 year ago.

what size motor is in the mustang?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have a test light and wiring diagram. The plugs were wet like he ran thru deep puddle, we did dry them out, but what could that have shorted
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It has a 5.0 in it now, but not original and it looks like not original wiring either, so its hard to troubleshoot with diagram
Expert:  sarmiento22556 replied 1 year ago.

were the plugs wet before you started repeatedly trying to start it and sprayed carb cleaner in the carb?

It has a aftermarket ignition system in it? what brand?