I pressure washed the crank sensor,now this. . .
I was going to crawl under and look at the sensor's connection,so I cleaned it first.Just for fun,I got in and tried starting it.It started right up.I drove around,and it re-started just fine too.This worked for seveal weeks until today! Now it cranks well,the tach does not move as it cranks,and it won't start (exactly as the original symptoms).In the last few days,I had to jiggle the key in the ignition before it would start.So now, yes I will pull the leads of the crank sensor,clean and inspect them,and re-attach too. But,if this does nothing,then is the ignition lock a source of no spark,even though it runs the starter? Or, is it just the T-bird Curse? By the way, three years ago, my "no-start" problem at that time was a multi-wire short in the actual under hood harness. It was corrected by separating them out, re-insulating them (three wires), and then carefully wrapping them away from the others.At that time,the fans would come on when the ignition switch was turned,but with a no start condition.Hand jiggling the harness with the key on would suddenly cause the starter to run and engine to fire.Your forum alerted me to possible harness shorts,which was repaired.And this cannot be "it" again?