Replaced spark plugs, now car won't start


Asked by SteveMerkle Oct 06, 2018 at 01:12 PM about the Ford Galaxie

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I recently replaced the spark plugs in my
1968 Ford Galaxie 500. Before I did this, the
car started right up. After I replaced them, I
could not get the car to start. It wants to
start, but I do not get a spark. After taking
them out and replacing them, I got the car to
start ONCE. Then again it won't start and I
don't have a spark.
I disconnected the battery.  I replaced each
spark plug one at a time, I know each is in
It seems to me maybe I have a bad
connection somewhere? Where should I

6 Answers


Did you check the spark plug gap before installing ?

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I didn't adjust the spark plug gap, but the old ones weren't adjusted according to the book and they worked fine. This is probably a stupid question, but would the spacing actually prevent the car from starting? It's such a minute difference?


Did you get some of the plug wires on the wrong plug? Is the coil wire plugged in?

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All plug wires are correct. I did each spark plug one at a time to avoid that.


I didn't touch the cool wire or distributor points. I guess I can check it anyway. Thanks for your help. Any other ideas would be great as well.

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