I've changed the coil, fuel filter, fuel pump, voltage regulator, battery, alternator, and still having this no start problem with my 1978 Thunderbird. What could be the issue?

Asked by Feb 21, 2015 at 05:34 PM about the 1978 Ford Thunderbird

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

6 Answers

I think its the carburator because its smoking wen I try to star it.

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From the tailpipe? What color is the smoke? - Jim

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what made you change those things? no spark? inspect cap and rotor, if charred replace.

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Distributor? How old are the plug wires? Have you checked the spark plugs? The thing could be fouling so bad that it just pours out black smoke and won't run

It is a small amount of white smoke coming from the carb. Cud it be the sending unit?

I'll try Max Cleaner today to try and clean out fuel injectors

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