Mechanics

'96 ::CRANK SENSOR

1996 Ford Ranger

I have a 1996 ford Ranger, 2WD, Standard, 4Cyl, 100K+

Yesterday I was stopped at a Stop sign, and when I started up again my truck acted as if it were not getting any fuel. Sputtered and then died. It would restart, but do the exact same thing again.

I had it towed to a mechanic, and he is teling me that it is (" he thinks" ) a " Bad Crank Sensor and it will cost around $500 to fix.&Quot;

I understand the crank sensor is used to send signals for firing, but should I question the $500 for this model truck? Is this reasonable?
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Nick
November 3, 2006.




The first thing to do would be to check the fuel pressure. If it is low then, the fuel pump has probably failed. It is always a good idea to exhast the least expensive possibilities first because if you go and spend $500 for something that doesn't fix it, you'll be kicking yourself. Have them run a fuel pressure test first.

Tiny
Catch_15
Nov 3, 2006.
Let's say that fuel pressure is good. It really is the " crank sensor" . Is $500 what I should expect to pay to have one replaced on a Ford Ranger? Is this something I can do in my driveway?
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Tiny
Nick
Nov 3, 2006.

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