cranks fast no start

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cranks fast no start

Postby mwh7668 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:51 am

I'm looking into buying a 1985 bronco II. here's what I do know, it cranks fast and does not start. I was told that his wife was driving it home it died and he's telling me it is a timing chain. This would be my first Bronco II so I'm not very familiar with them. I will know more about it on Sun, I was just looking for a few pointers to check out to see if it is timing chain without having to tear into it.

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Re: cranks fast no start

Postby kirkland2887 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:30 pm

pull the oil cap and look at the valve train while sombody cranks it. if nothing is moving it needs a chain. if stuff is moving there is no compression and it probably needs a motor

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Re: cranks fast no start

Postby drofman » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:15 pm

85 had the 2.8L and it's gear driven not a timing chain. you might pull the dist. cap and see if the dist is turning. like kirkland said if the valve train is not turning it's the gears. if the valve train is turning and the dist. is not turning it may be the pin on the dist gear. just throwing stuff at you.

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Re: cranks fast no start

Postby Mudhog1977 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:01 pm

shoot a lil starting fluid in the carb and at least see if its at least getting fire
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