My 87 f150 won/t turn over

Adrian Stevens

Asked by Jun 24, 2016 at 08:45 PM about the 1987 Ford F-150 XL Standard Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

4.9 straight 6 manual
new batt, coil, sparks, wires, cables good.
I know I need a new solenoid because I have to cross it over with a screw
Engine will turn but will not start.
Spark at coil, plugs, but when she tries to start she only turns and coughs.
Truck reportedly sat for about a year, added fresh gas.
PLEASE HELP! I realy want to bring this truck back to life.

3 Answers


Try spraying a small amount of starting fluid into the the engine should run momentarily If NOT check ignition system again. 4.9 / 300 6 cylinder one of Fords best designs. Lots of Torque, good economy , known to LAST along time.

Adrian Stevens

Tried starter fluid into air intake side still no start


Have you checked the distributor/timing is so equipped. If no start with starting fluid, could be the problem.

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