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1996 Ford E-250 Question: wont start after stalled out on road



Visitor, Gasoline, Roseville, MI, April 12, 2010, 09:15

My e 250 1996 stalled out on the road , cant get it started now, some one told me its the coil wire to my distributer thats why it wont run. i have no idea an low funds to fix.

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    dtchillin April 13, 2010, 04:59

    what size engine do you have? usually the most common problem with this is the ignition module..it has 3 plugs and plugs directly into your distributor. you have to get a little tool from the parts store for like 5 bucks..sometimes, you have to move your distributor to take it out, it has two little bolts with hex heads. DO NOT DROP THE BOLTS!!!!!. HARD TO REPLACE..mark your distubutor so you can put it back where it was and make sure your ignition is off..will burn up other things as well..change this ignition module and your van will run fine..keep your tool, you will need it again and carry an extra module with you..its flat about 3 inches long. and costs about 40 dollars or 5 or 10 at a junkyard which I dont recommend..it could be bad also...good luck and I hope I haved helped you...

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    Visitor, December 03, 2010, 10:11

    have question .... have a 1994 e250 ford we went to change to blower fan it didnt work so thought a fuse was out .. so you know in the hood whre the fuse box is we pulled the fuses out to check them but they we all ok ...but now the van will not start at all no spark nothing .....

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    Visitor, April 13, 2010, 21:40

    this happend to me on my 89 E250 voltage regulatoer cheap one is $20 at napa

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    Visitor, November 11, 2010, 12:46

    the coil is not firing gets hot and stops running

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    CptTrevor December 02, 2010, 11:41

    Check to see if you have spark first in the coil wire first before you condemn coil. If you have spark make sure you are getting gas. If you are not getting gas make sure you have gas in the tank and if you do change the gas filter. Then check the plug wires to see if they are firing if they are not change the pick-up coil in the distributor. If they are firing and it still don't start it could possibly be your ignition module located behind the battery on a heat sink.

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