Q: 180,000 miles on engine. Engine burns no oil, Car was driving fine with either cold/warmed engine. One day while driving, engine would not accelerate, seemed to be choking. I replace Carburator with NEW, Installed NEW plugs, NEW fuel tank, NEW fuel pump, NEW fuel filter,etc., EGR plate cleaned and NEW gasket.
Engine vacuum at idle measured 4.5". Suspect intake manifold problem - distributor advances with artificial vaccuum pump. Now I can't even start car. Just cranks like it wants to start, tried starter fluid. Trys to start but won't. Any other suggestions.
A: Sounds like you have a faulty CKP sensor.On the older Ford EEC-IIand III systems the Crank sensor is what Gives the ignition it's reference signal.Look for it on the front of the motor,next to the harmonic balancer.it looks like a Pen with wires coming out of the end.when they fail,the car will take forever to start when warm,worsening to a no-start condition.