1992 Ford Ranger

Tiny
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I have a 1992 ford ranger with a 2.3 fuel injected, what would code 224 powertrain control module detected coil 1, 2, 3, 4 primary circuit failure dual plug on a auto x-ray mean? The truck runs for a litte bit then the check engine light comes on and the truck starts acting like its staving for gas. When I run the auto x-ray it clears it up and can drive the truck for a day or so then its start all over again. Please help.
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Thursday, May 31st, 2007 AT 5:46 PM

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Tiny
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That would be the crankshaft timing sensor. It's a magnetic switch on the end of the crankshaft pulley hub. It synchronizes the ignition coils to fire in proper sequence. I can give you the procedure for changing it, but it's lengthy, a lot of typing and my fingers are tired right now. I'll see if I can find the procedure online where I can cut and paste it or you could by a Haynes book and follow the procedure from there.
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Friday, June 1st, 2007 AT 1:38 AM
Tiny
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Do you mean the Crankshaft Position Sensor? I have been looking and can't find anything about a Crankshaft timing sensor. Also is there anyway to test it? Could you please tell me were it's at and how to do it. I do have a Haynes book.
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Friday, June 1st, 2007 AT 1:00 PM
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It's the same thing. It senses the crankshaft position, sends 2 signals to the computer, one for base timing/rpm and the other for the proper firing sequence of the igniion coils. I can't find anything on how to test it. I would be pretty sure that it's bad with the code you got. It could be the wiring also. Inspect the wiring from the sensor, there is a grey, dark blue, red/green stripe, and black/orange stripe, 4 wires going to it. Also check/inspect the wiring going to the coil pack. You may want to test the coil pack also, by checking the primary resistance and secondary resistance according to the book. It's easy to check. The Haynes book I have for your truck is "Ford Ranger and Bronco II", 1983 thru 1992. The removal and installation is on page 5-5. To test the ignition coil is on the preceding page. The sensor is located under the timing belt OUTER cover according to the book. If you have a different book for some reason, send me a private message with your e-mail address and I can scan the pages and e-mail them to you.
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Friday, June 1st, 2007 AT 6:20 PM
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I put in a new Crankshaft Position Sensor, both coil packs, spark plugs and wires. The truck is still getting the some code 224. It is also still running the some way. Any more ideas?
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Monday, June 4th, 2007 AT 11:11 AM
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Are you sure you installed the wires correctly on the large electrical connector. Also, did you get a CPS positioner tool, to line up the new sensor. I think a Ford dealer is the only place you could get one. If you don't use the positioner tool, the CPS won't be lined up right.
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Monday, June 4th, 2007 AT 5:02 PM

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