1971 turns over but won't start

Asked by Oct 28, 2019 at 02:18 AM about the 1971 Ford Galaxie

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My husband's 1971 ford galaxie turns over but
won't start.  Have checked spark plugs and fuel
lines..  Any other ideas?

2 Answers


When checking, you have to know what to check; e.g., spark plugs. Are they worn? Do they look metallic, charred, whitish? Are they dry or wet? Are they getting spark? Then there's fuel: Do you hear the fuel pump? How's the carburetor? Is fuel reaching the carburetor? There's also the engine itself: How's the compression? Do you see liquid in the cylinders, and if so, what is it? The list goes on.

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Check the cap, rotor and the points!

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