1986 RANGER WITH NO IGNITION

  • Tiny
  • Cubpilot2
  • 1986 Ford Ranger

1986 Ford Ranger 140,000 2.9 V6 Truck was running ok when parked but when tried to start we found that we had no spark. Engine turns over fine. Replaced the ignition module and the coil but still nothing.
Looking for ideas. Thanks

Monday, December 4th, 2006 AT 3:06 AM

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  • Tiny
  • Bruce Hunt
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The coil feeds the distributor. Is there a good spark at the distributor?

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Monday, December 4th, 2006 AT 7:22 AM
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Try replacing the pick up coil.

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Monday, December 4th, 2006 AT 10:54 AM
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I am not getting any spark from the coil except for a very weak yellow spark when using jumper cables at which time I also get a very weak spark from the plug wires. With only the battery cranking (new bat.) I get nothing.

Is the " pick up coil" the same as the " stator" on this unit?

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Saturday, December 9th, 2006 AT 2:48 AM
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No, it's not the same as the starter. If you go to the auto parts store, they should know what you're talking about. I'm just assuming they will, because the stores around here hire a bunch of idiots.

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Saturday, December 9th, 2006 AT 10:20 AM
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Replaced the pick up coil today and everything is working fine now. It is the same as what the chilton manual refers to as the stator assy.
Thanks so much for the help

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Saturday, December 9th, 2006 AT 9:31 PM
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Glad I could help.

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Saturday, December 9th, 2006 AT 9:32 PM

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