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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 1987 Ford Ranger. Won't fire.
Ignition module comes to mind. If you've tested for spark (holding spark plug wire near the block when cranking) and the cap and rotor are good, it seems the module is the only other area left to try. Best of luck Patrick. Please post back with any other questions.
Posted on Jun 12, 2009
Two things, Check the map sensor, Next check the Ignition Control
Module. I just fixed this problem on my 87 Ranver V6 2.9 two days ago.
it drove me nuts until I checked the module attached to the back of the distributor. There is a plug connected to it at the left side of the Distributor. Use a small screw driver to slip under the retainer clip on the rear of the module. Pry out, (be careful so as not to snap the plastic
retainer clip) Pry clip away from the module and pull the plug out.
There are two screws holding the module to the distributor. Ford has a special tool for removing the module. I did not use it. Remove the distributor cap, look inside to the back of the distributer. You will see where the screws are connected. Loosen the distributor locking device,
(retains the timing position) Then rotate until you can access the screws. Replace the module, then reverse the procedure. You will need to re-time the engine, unless you mark the distributor position and someplace below the distributor as a reference mark.
Posted on Aug 17, 2009
the thicker one? one should be ground and at least one for the sender. Trial and error, should not be able to hurt anything.
Posted on Dec 28, 2009
tammyspenton, This problem could be caused by a number of things, but the first thing that comes to mind is that you have a TPS (Throttle Position Sensor) or associated wiring problem. Seeing that it does not react when you push the pedal to the floor. You may have a bad sensor that has put your vehicles computer into limp mode and this will have to be replaced before it will operate normaly again. Good luck with this.
Posted on May 08, 2011
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