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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-26-2003, 08:04 PM
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Okay I've got this 85 bronco II with the 2.8. And the damn thing won't start. I've checked to make sure that I'm gettin spark to the plugs and I am. I checked to make sure that I'm getting fuel to the carb and I am. All it does is spin and tries to start but it won't. Could it be the ignition module or could it be the cadilac converter is clogged or what? Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: starting problems

If you have spark and you have gas then it is timing....
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 07-29-2003, 12:38 AM
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So what your saying is that more than likely it is the timing chain. So if I was to drain the oil there should be bit and pieces of the gears in the pan right?
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2.8 has a rubber belt I believe or else one of those long chains. you could have a guide worn allowing it to jump time or the rubber belt has stripped. draining the oil might show something but then again it might not..
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Re: starting problems

When did it quit running? What do the cap & rotor look like? Have you done a compression test?
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It quit running like a week ago. The wife was driving it and it died on her. Then she was able to get it started again but it died again. And since it hasn't been able to start. The cap and rotor look fine. I've check the plugs and there getting a strong spark. As far as the compression test I haven't done that. I'm just want to make sure that it is what I think it is. Before I go in there and start ripping stuff apart. Which I'm sure that it is the timing chain. Thats the only thing that I can think of that would cause it.
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Re: starting problems

did yo ucheck for green wires? fords are bad for green wires I have a 1990 bronco an di had a problem with it starting the EEC relay was screwed and the plug was corroded
one of the wires had rotted off.
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