• Tiny
  • JohnVeazey
  • 1988 Ford Ranger

Engine Mechanical problem
1988 Ford Ranger 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual

engine wont start. Has full tank of gas, battery is good condition. Engine turns over but doesnt start

starter relay started smoking after a few cranks

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Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 AT 5:13 PM

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  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
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Engine turns over but doesnt start

Check the relay and connection if okay-do below

Get a helper disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine -have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, coil's resistances, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it

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Thursday, August 27th, 2009 AT 4:07 AM

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