1985 ford bronco has gas and spark but will not start?

10

Asked by Sep 23, 2013 at 12:17 AM about the 1985 Ford Bronco

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The vehicle was driving fine and then lost power while moving.

5 Answers

get a NEW battery as yours is going to be older than five...NAPA and Interstate will "pro-rate" your old one for some scrap value~ wirebrush black cable connection to chassis ground...and cable clamps remove corrosion...protect your eyes...use gloves....keep it safe~

the basics, air, fuel, spark, timing and finally valve timing all need inspection to proceed~ ....fuel, have you got a mechanical pump on this one? is the diaphragm okay...still puttin out with the juice, bruce?~

10

Thanks for the info. Will check ground connections. hadn't thought of that. At first thought was timing, still not sure if I got that right.got an older mechanical pump. will check that out too. thanks again. gives me places to check.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
72,345

Run a compression test as well. If all cylinders test low you've got a jumped timing chain. HTH. -Jim

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
5,990

sounds like timeing chain to me. If you have fuel and spark and will not start. Your timeing is off. Replace chain and the gears not just the chain

Your Answer

Bronco

Looking for a Used Bronco in your area?

CarGurus has 208 nationwide Bronco listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Ford Bronco Experts

  • #1
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    450
  • #2
    Js08016
    Reputation
    170
  • #2
    Clayton Cameron
    Reputation
    170
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
3,131 Great Deals out of 219,089 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Mustang
602 Great Deals out of 38,610 listings starting at $1,895
Used Chevrolet Blazer
3 Great Deals out of 949 listings starting at $950
Used Ford F-250
452 listings starting at $4,995
Used Ford Ranger
194 Great Deals out of 5,542 listings starting at $1,800
Used Toyota 4Runner
345 Great Deals out of 26,026 listings starting at $1,800
Used Chevrolet Camaro
436 Great Deals out of 31,254 listings starting at $1,450

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.