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My truck seems to have a bad habit of not wanting to start after a heavy rain....this is the second time after a heavy, overnight rainstorm that it won't start the following morning.*
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How old are your spark plugs, distributor cap, rotor, and spark plug wires?

2003 F-150 XL RCSB 2wd 4.2 5 speed 3.55 LS
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How old are your spark plugs, distributor cap, rotor, and spark plug wires?
I swapped the motor in last month and it's got all new distributor cap, rotor, plug wires, and plugs
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Check the coil for cracks and carbon tracks. Check the ignition module. Clean all the connectors in the ignition system.

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Check the coil for cracks and carbon tracks. Check the ignition module. Clean all the connectors in the ignition system.
I've got an MSD blaster coil; I did tape up, lengthwise, the two lead wires leading up to the coil to where they go into the splitloom, about two inches...
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Does the starter work when you try to start it? Or is everything dead like a battery issue?
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Does the starter work when you try to start it? Or is everything dead like a battery issue?
New battery, new starter after the swap...starter cranks, engine turns over. Going to replace the new aftermarket cap and rotor with brand new Motorcraft replacements later on today, weather permitting...
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Before you do that - next time that happens, check for fuel pressure and check for spark. You need to positively determine whether it's ignition or fuel related.

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What year ?
What motor ?

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If your fuel pump runs longer than 2 seconds when you turn the ignition key on, your PCM may have issues.

Cheers! Vinny


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