1998 f150 4.2 manual xl will crank but wont start


Asked by Aug 22, 2016 at 06:20 PM about the 1998 Ford F-150 XL SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

ran fine didnt drive it a couple of days now wont start

5 Answers


Your battery might be completely drained does it even try and roll over


battery is good even tryed jumping it its got fuel in the rail when i start it and firer in the plugs


Put some pressure on your map sensor and see if it crank up


Next thing to do, is a compression test to see if timing chain might've jumped off


My truck coil pack wiring went to crap try wiggling those wires and start it up and see if the wiring is bad

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