1990 Ford Ranger

Tiny
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  • 1990 FORD RANGER
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 83,000 MILES
My truck died on me while driving I changed the plugs and wires also one of the 2 coil packs geting gas and spark from the coil I did not replace but the coil I replaced has no spark what else could this be it will crank but not turn over
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Friday, March 20th, 2009 AT 7:19 PM

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Tiny
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No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors- Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it
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Saturday, March 21st, 2009 AT 5:25 AM
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Both coils are geting power tested them witha probe light to the coil boot can the cam and cranck sensors be tested the same way
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Saturday, March 21st, 2009 AT 9:15 AM
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Check the ignition control module
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Saturday, March 21st, 2009 AT 8:02 PM
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How can that be checked. Our local auto parts store does not check that.
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Saturday, March 21st, 2009 AT 10:18 PM
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You need a special tester to check it. Or do below

Here is a little trick that will literally show you if a DIS ignition module and its crankshaft sensor circuit are working: connect a halogen headlamp to the spade terminals that mate the DIS module to the coils. A headlamp is recommended here because it puts more of a load on the module than a test lamp. If the headlamp flashes when the engine is cranked, the DIS module and crankshaft position sensor circuit are functioning. Therefore, the problem is in the coils.

If the headlamp does not flash, or there is no voltage to the module or coil pack when the engine is cranked, the problem is most likely in the crankshaft sensor circuit. On most vehicles, a bad crank position sensor will usually set a fault code, so use a scan tool to check for a code. Or, check the crank sensor itself.
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Sunday, March 22nd, 2009 AT 1:17 AM
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I tested the plug that plugs into the side of the coil and with a test light and it lit up do I need to use a halegeon light in the same place or is there a different plug I need to test
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Sunday, March 22nd, 2009 AT 11:16 AM
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I scanned for troble codes and it came up 1. Edis (electronic dual ignition sysem ) /crankshaft pos sensor fault 2. Edis failure in coil 1 primary circut evr cylonoid/egr valve pos sensor fault 3. Voltage 2 low for m a f mass air flow 4. Converter clutch overide cylonoid or dis problems 5. Loss of dual plug control throttle kicker cylonoid kicker
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Sunday, March 22nd, 2009 AT 12:38 PM

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