what is wrong with my 1985 LTD crown vic


Asked by Jul 11, 2014 at 11:50 AM about the 1985 Ford LTD Crown Victoria

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have changed the altenator, distributor, spark plugs/ wires, fuel filter, new battery, and the coil. the car cranks over but will not start. what should i change next.

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Does the fuel pump have power or working? Check for fuel pressure? I rather diagnose a problem than throw misc parts at a vehicle.

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Which engine do you have? The 5.8 or 5.0? Also has it been setting UNDRIVEN for a while? Or was it running ok then just stopped starting?

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It is the 5.0 302 engine... It was running then it just stopped..


Have you checked your fuel pressure?

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http://autorepair.about.com/library/firing_orders/bl-fo-13097.htm - you sure you have your plug wires back on correctly? If not check out this link.


I took it to a shop and had it checked out.. The guy changed the fuel filter on it and said it was fixed... I did not even take it out of the shop before it stopped working again... This guy rattled off saying it could many different things.. I feel like the guy was playing me for money... So I decided to get your opinions on it... I will check the pressure and get back on here

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Solenoid happened to mine. Check your grounds and inline fuses. It can be simple as hell. Fuel pump or filter. Try to jump the solenoid with a flathead with the key in on position. If it starts your reassured the solenoid is bad

Hey mines doing the same thing it cut off on me while I was driving and wouldn't start for another 2 days, one morning it might crank and the next it want, so I I put another fuel pump in it, and it's still doing the same

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