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HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JUST BOUGHT A 88 RANGER EXT CAB,TRUCK RUNS GOOD FOR ABOUT 15 MINS OR SO AND BOGS DOWN AND EVENTUALLY STALLS.WILL START BACK UP AFER THE ENGINECOOLS DOWN.HAVE DONE ALL THE NECESSARY TUNE UPS,COIL,MODULE,FUEL FILTER.BEEN HEARING ALOT ABOUT A CUTOFF SWITCH FOR THE FUEL.DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THIS COULD BE THE PROBLEM,BEFORE I GO BROKE BUYING PARTS.INJECTORS WORKING.NOT THE FUEL PUMPS .PLEASE HELP,APPRECIATE ANY SUGGESTIONS

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  • anitamustang Dec 10, 2008

    JOSH CAN I PICK YOUR BRAIN

  • anitamustang Dec 10, 2008

    88 Ranger loses spark after it gets warm,eventually won't start replaced module,coil,fuel filter,and was told yesterday a condensor is not required,had to go back to autozone after replacing the module tobuy the coil,and was going to get the condensor,computer said condensor not required at wits end.

  • munchkinl0 Feb 06, 2009

    1988 Ford Ranger XLT 2.9L, 5speed ,6cyl. ,4x4 won't start. Was running fine and just cut out. After about 1 hour started again but only for a minute and cut out again. This am won't start at all. Replaced frame mount fuel pump,checked relay ,checked spark, fuses, Anyone have additional help???????????

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Catylatic converter. and check your plug wires.

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Same problem happened to me before I figured it out - check your battery connection cables, I replaced my and it works like a champ now - $20 and about 25 minutes of work. I had to take my oil filter off to get to the negative ground so you might as well change the oil the same time. Hope this helps.

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Your truck has two fuel pumps one thats in the tank to bring the fuel up. the other externally mounted underneath your truck to keep the fuel lines pressurized. My mechanical guess is that you are losing fuel pressure at the externally mounted pump.

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  • Josh Murphy Dec 10, 2008

    bad distributor? After the truck warms up feel the distributor and see if its warm. It should only get warm not really hot. Not having spark is a biggie. You did replace the ignition control module right?

  • Josh Murphy Dec 10, 2008

    coolant temp. sensor.?
    Get your codes read and see if that helps you.


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