I washed my 70' ford f100 engine now it wont start ideas?

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Asked by May 10, 2015 at 07:23 PM about the 1970 Ford F-100

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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70,045

Yes try drying out the distributor.

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105,255

Dry out the distributor, distributor cap and wires and it should fire up.

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70,045

Same time TS,but good answer.

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72,315

You got the distributor wet! Remove the distributor cap and dry the underside of it. Also dry out the points, condenser, and rotor. Dry everything out really well. Any moisture under there will wreak havoc on the ignition system. Next time cover the distributor with a plastic grocery store bag before washing the engine. HTH. -Jim

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8,055

You guys must have owned a few Fords in your day, hee hee.

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10

Thank You! Dried out the distributor and started right up! Maybe next time it wont look so dirty to my husband! LoL!

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72,315

Awesome! You're welcome. Glad to help. Thank you for the best answer click as well. -Jim

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