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  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Posts
    14
    Location
    Central Alabama
    Tractor
    1720 Ford

    Default Ford 1720 Hard starting runs rough!

    My 1720 started to run very rough, and was hard to start. I changed the fuel filter, and the problem persisted. It would trun over and never fire up, someitme it would fire up, but would idle and run rough. I sort of leaned towards clogged injector(s) or injection pump problems. Cleaned and bled injectors, still had the problem. Got prepared to swallow the pride and spend the bucks n a new injeciton pump or take the original and have it repaired / rebuilt. Out of a whim, i checked power to the fuel injection pumps solenoid when I tried cranking it, and it turned out to be intermittent. It turned out to be a defective ignition switch. Sometimes it worked fine, other times it did not, but the problems sure pointed to fuel problems to begin with. $92.00 later for a new ignition switch it runs like a champ again. By design its impossible to keep water out of this switch, unless you keep it stored under a shed all the time. Don't think I will ever buy an O.E.M. switch, and will go generic if it ever happens again.

  2. #2

    Default Re: Ford 1720 Hard starting runs rough!

    92.00 for a key switch? your dealer took big time advantage of you! [img]/w3tcompact/icons/sad.gif[/img]

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