crank - no start - fuel pressure good, new plugs and wires - smells like over fueling - new/used throttle body any ideas?

Asked by Oct 30, 2007 at 11:31 AM about the 1986 Ford Thunderbird

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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If it's a used throttle body that hasn't been rebuilt, I would suspect flooding from the injectors in the throttle body or something sticking like the butterfly. However, it could also be something like a head gasket, where the engine is TRYING to do what it's supposed to, and flooding because of unburnt fuel building up. Pressure test the cylinders and the cooling system.

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Check to see if your ignition system working, if it is not working, before you replace any parts check for a skipping timing belt.

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