1996 F150 intermittent start

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start
ford
intermittent
f150

#1

I have a 1996 F150, V-8, 5.0L. In the past month or so it has developed a starting problem. Every once and a while it will not start, it cranks fine just not firing up. Once it does fire, hours or days later it runs fine. I took it into the shop where they had it for a week and it started every time. I got lucky (sort of) yesterday, I got the truck inspected and when I went to pick it up it would not start. The mechanic said it was not getting spark so we replaced the ignition control module. Went to start a couple hours after getting home and it would not start again. I am going to take it in again, anyone have any ideas what the problem might be, had this problem also? Any help would be appreciated, THANKS!


#2

IT has not started up since the ignition control module was replaced.


#3

The pickup in the distributor?


#4

Does the truck have two fuel tanks? Each tank has a pump. My 300 L6 would not start on the rear tank’s module but would run on it, so I replaced both. A rough start on the bad module would throw a code. If you have access to a hoist, it may be easier to remove the bed than to drop the tanks.