No start after timing belt replacement

Tiny
JVENO
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  • 2000 FORD RANGER
  • 2.5L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 184,000 MILES
I have replaced a timing belt on this truck, set all timing marks multiple times, have spark have fuel pressure compression is good, replaced crankshaft sensor, but still cannot get it to start. Need help on this problem.
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Sunday, October 9th, 2016 AT 4:07 PM

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Tiny
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Did it run okay before your replaced the timing belt?
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Sunday, October 9th, 2016 AT 8:33 PM
Tiny
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I bought it from a guy who was driving it before the timing belt broke.
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Monday, October 10th, 2016 AT 6:40 AM
Tiny
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So you bought it with a broken timing belt?
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Monday, October 10th, 2016 AT 3:26 PM
Tiny
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He had the belt was replaced, I replced the crank shaft sensor and reset timing to the marks specified by Ford.
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Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 AT 1:09 PM
Tiny
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Any codes set, run a scan as not all codes will set a check light, does it try and fire? Any backfireing? Any other symptoms that you can add here?
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Thursday, October 13th, 2016 AT 4:34 AM
Tiny
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I hooked up my scantool no codes, it just cranks, I did notice a ground wire that is on the fire wall that is broke but can't find where it connects to around or on motor, I've tried everything I can think of and no luck on getting it to start, I have the radiator out, I had it in before so I'm not sure if the 2 sensors at the thermostat housing Will cause it not to start like gm's do.I've depressed the brake and clutch together and separately and still no change made sure battery was full charged.
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Thursday, October 13th, 2016 AT 7:28 AM
Tiny
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Bud, run a quick test to see if you are getting an Injector pulse at the injectors themselves.
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Thursday, October 13th, 2016 AT 7:40 AM
Tiny
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And those sensors by the T-stat, one is a coolant sensor, do you have this radiator out right now? With now coolant in it in the block?
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Thursday, October 13th, 2016 AT 7:41 AM
Tiny
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No coolant I meant
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Thursday, October 13th, 2016 AT 7:42 AM
Tiny
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Throw a test light on one of those injector wires, see if you have a pulse while cranking, something is stopping those guys from firing if you have spark and compression.
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Thursday, October 13th, 2016 AT 7:47 AM
Tiny
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There should be some coolant in the block I just drained the radiator and left the hoses in place, I've tried starting fluid with upper cylinder lubricant and it still wouldn't start, ill test the injectors and the coolant sensors
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Thursday, October 13th, 2016 AT 10:24 AM
Tiny
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I have power to the injectors and temperature sensor, I found one of the tubes that come off the gas recirculation tube is broke off, not sure if this will affect it from starting and a ground wire that is broke off the fire wall but can't seem to find where it was connected to.
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Friday, October 14th, 2016 AT 4:16 PM
Tiny
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If you're questioning ground connections start by just running some jumper wires everywhere. From the engine to the frame and engine to battery negative. Just to see if that's really the issue. And yes if you have a Tube broken off the EGR valve you will be getting false air into the intake (a vacuum leak). Are the plugs soaking wet? And are the injectors actually pulsing of just power to them, because the ECM grounds the injectors to fire them, so you will still have power but maybe not the pulse from computer.
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Saturday, October 15th, 2016 AT 11:48 AM
Tiny
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I have to check weather they are getting pulse or not, I haven't noticed the plugs being wet when I pull them out
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Saturday, October 15th, 2016 AT 12:22 PM
Tiny
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Well you really need to find out if you are getting an injector pulse if everything else looks ok, but repair that EGR valve line and make sure its completely full of coolant. The temp sensor cannot read air and will effect fuel injection.
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Saturday, October 15th, 2016 AT 12:25 PM

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