it was common for the electrical part on the distributor to give out
that they had the big recall on it. ford replaced half of it one day
and car drove fine. next morning, engine would spin - no start - ford
towed in it and replaced the other half. no charge to me, so i was only
out of the time of having no car.
most of those parts have be replaced through recalls, yours may have
hope this helps
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