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Ron, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Ford
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Experience:  23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
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I have 1996 ford f-150 starts right up first time and runs

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i have 1996 ford f-150 starts right up first time and runs great.turn truck off wont restart acts like its flooded.after waiting awhile sometime hours will start again
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: checked and replaced terminals.truck turns over just wont start
JA: Are you fixing your F150 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: changed plugs wires rotor cap distributor cap,and es trying to do myself
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: thats about it
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 2 months ago.

Hello and welcome!

My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question.

Expert:  AMEDEE replied 2 months ago.

I am very sorry your having this issue with your vehicle.

I will try my best to answer all of your questions.

However, before we get started, please let me mention a few things.

1. If at any point you would like to speak on the phone, please feel free to request a phone call on your end and I can call you right away.

2. If you dont understand any technical terms or anything that I mention (component tests or theory or operation), please let me know and I will provide you with a more in debt explanation or answer.

3. Please understand that I am here to help you any way I can.

Expert:  AMEDEE replied 2 months ago.

May I start by getting your engine size and any codes stored in the computer?

Thank you!

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Engine size 5.0. Don't have smy coded
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Don't have any codes
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 2 months ago.
Thank you for that information sir. Does the engine have spark while cranking when it does not start?