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MY TRUCK WONT START IT WILL TURN OVER BUT DONT START

1987 Ford Ranger • 125,000 miles

It has spark and fuel we have replaced spark plugs and wires distrib cap and rotor both fuel pumps fuel injectors fuel regulator fuel filter
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Jsckk9320
January 3, 2012.




Remove plug #1 and turn the engine over by hand until the piston is at the top of its cycle. Check the crankshaft timing mark and distributor rotor location. The timing mark on the crankshaft should be at 0 degrees. The rotor should be pointing at the number one plug tower on the cap. If not, rotate the engine another 180 degrees and bring the piston back up and check again. IF the mark and/or rotor don't line up, you have a timing issue. If the rotor is close, you can turn the distributor. If it's more than 20 degrees off, the timing chain is off.

Rivermikerat
Jan 3, 2012.
Thanks checked timing its set also had the ignition module checked its good pushed the button on the inertia switch the button stays up im not sure if it is suppose to but its up I even tried to hold it down and had someone try to turn it over no help
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Jsckk9320
Jan 4, 2012.
Ok. Next check fuel pressure and compression. Compression should be around 120PSI and vary by no more than 15%.

Rivermikerat
Jan 4, 2012.

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