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Old 06-18-2004, 11:40 AM
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5.0 HO, Changed plugs/wires now starter won't turn over

Hi Guys,

Hoping someone can help me out as I don't see my trouble described from the forums I've been searching through. I changed the plugs and wires for a friend on an 88 mustang with a 5.0 HO motor. I also changed the distributor cap and rotor for him. All went fine except now when I try to start the car I get nothing. No starter clicking, nothing. I've checked and rechecked to make sure I haven't bumped any wires loose, but for the life of me I can't figure out how I've caused this trouble. I am a chevy guy so I'm not certain if there is some inane detail that all Ford guys know regarding these engines. Can anyone help me out?

btw - I've stood in front of the car with the headlights on and asked him to crank it. The headlights do not dim or anything and the engine just sits there. This leads me to not suspect the battery.

Has anyone ran into something like this before?
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