Spark Plugs and Wires

What could be wrong with a 87 Thunderbird if the firing order is correct with brand new spark plugs spark plug wires distributor rotor ignition coil it cranks but doesnt completely turn on?

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2005-12-07 06:26:22
2005-12-07 06:26:22

try the knock sensor or crankshaft sensor. it could be lots of things,are you getting spark from your plug wire?..attach a plastic hanled screwdriver in spark plug wire end and hold it about 1/16-1/8 inch from steel to check if its sparking..If not check the ignition module,if not it could be a fuel problem.check to see if your fuel pressure is at the right specs.check all fuses and relays also.let me know if anything worked.

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