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Old 08-24-2013, 02:24 PM   #1
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Question 1995 Mustang gt Need help getting TDC!

I have a 5.0 cobra in my mustang gt went from msd distributor to stock cause it messed up so i got a cheap one for now. I am turning balancer until myfinger gets blown and i slide distributor in and get button facing #1. I dont know much about distributor issues and my car is not wanting to crank now can anyone tell me whats goin on?
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Old 08-24-2013, 03:48 PM   #2
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it wont crank at all? or it cranks but wont fire?
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:48 AM   #3
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Check to see if your getting spark ?
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:02 AM   #4
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It turns over but it just wont run at all. Whats the easiest way to check the spark? Im almost positive it has spark the plug are fairly new. The car ran until i swapped distributors.
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Old 08-25-2013, 12:14 PM   #5
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easy way to check spark? Remove coil wire from dist. and crank the car....
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Old 08-25-2013, 01:00 PM   #6
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easy way to check spark? Remove coil wire from dist. and crank the car....
i always found it was easier to stick the boots onto my fingers and have someone crank it over

^ don't do that

what year is the distributor you are using from? what tfi is on the car?
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Old 08-25-2013, 01:39 PM   #7
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i always found it was easier to stick the boots onto my fingers and have someone crank it over

^ don't do that

what year is the distributor you are using from? what tfi is on the car?
Pssht.. *****, I put my foot in a bucket of water first.


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Old 08-25-2013, 02:04 PM   #8
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Installed new spark plugs has performance tfi msd stock distributor.
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:25 PM   #9
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Installed new spark plugs has performance tfi msd stock distributor.
msd=may suddenly die

if you have a stocker put it back on.... yank the distributor and check the side to side movement and make sure the stator wheel is not contacting the pickup.

with the key on rotate the distributor. you should hear the injectors click and or the fuel pump prime. if you do not then the eec isn't getting sync from the distributor
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