1989 Ford Ranger 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual 129566 miles
I have an 1989 ford ranger XLT with a 2.9l Engine,
I bought it with a protential blown head. There was water in the oil. First I yanked the intake manafold off and replaced the gasket and put everything back together and it started. I let it run for about 5 min only to find that steam was comming out the exhaust pipe. I later tore it all down to the heads. They needed to be shaved.
I have replaced everything back on the engine and now it wont spark. I am at my wits end. I made sure the disribitor was pointing to one on the compression cycle. Points at TDC. I replaced the coil, the TFI (Later found this to be bad). The pick up in the disribitor got replaced yesterday. There is fuel pressure and the inerit switch is ok. There is power to the coil. (11.95 volts battery at 12.02). I even placed an ohm meter at the crankshaft sensor and when it goes around the meter jumps. I cleaned the only two grounds I could find on the motor. Oh yeah. When I pull the SPOUT connector I get spark when I try to start it but it wont start with or without the SPOUT in place. I have great compression. If you guys can help me out I would be so greatful.
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Tuesday, March 18th, 2008 AT 1:49 AM