Q: My car cranks but won't start

asked by on February 01, 2016

I replaced the ignition module, coil, distributor, cap and rotor, plugs and wires, surge protector, battery, and rebuilt the carburetor. But my car won't start. It cranks, and I have power to the coil.

It appears you have performed a lot of work on your Ford F250. However, the information provided is still limited due to not knowing why these parts were replaced. Knowing if the vehicle was running prior to the replacement of these parts may aid in diagnosing the problem. If the vehicle was running prior to the recent work performed, the issue may be in the carburetor. If the vehicle was not running prior to the work performed, then your F250 could be dealing with a fuel issue. With either of these cases, I highly recommend enlisting the assistance of a certified mechanic who can diagnose your vehicle’s no-start issue and perform the repairs necessary to get your car safely back on the road.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

I got rust in my engine is there a way to get rid of it in truck?

The rear ABS sensor is mounted in the top of the rear differential. I am not sure if your question is about rust in your engine? Can you clarify the question? You also mention a problem about the engine...

My steering wheel is shaking after hitting 45 mph.

If there was no vibration prior to this work, I would first check to make sure that the rack is properly torqued to the body and also check the tie rod ends. If any of these connections or fasteners are...

Car not starting in temperatures over 80 degrees

Hi there. This can be a common issue that vehicles encounter when the temperature outside is warm or if there is a sticky starter solenoid. The solenoid will stick even if sufficient current is applied to its switch. I'd suggest...

Related articles

How Does a Push-Button Start Work?
For the vast majority of people, cranking your car involves getting the key out, sliding it into the ignition, and turning...
What Is the Difference Between Conventional, Electronic and Distributor-less Ignition Systems?
If If you’re like many people, you know that when you turn the key in your ignition, the engine cranks and you’re able to drive your car. However, you might not know how that ignition system works. For that matter,...
What Does Ignition Timing Mean?
Timing Timing – it has a couple of different meanings when applied to your car’s engine. One of the most critical is ignition timing (not to be confused with engine timing). Ignition timing refers to when spark is created during...