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1987 ford ranger has spark but wont start

I bought from an elderly lady whos son died of a stroke. He had just replaced the head gaskets **** didn't live long enough to get it running again

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  • candb7716 Jan 22, 2009

    Thanks **** it wont even start on staring fluid

  • halldexter87 Jan 27, 2009

    I have the same problem with my 1987 ford ranger XLT 2.3 fuel injection.

    I got power coming out of the coial an distrbitur put new timing belt on fix starter drive new solenoid but when you try to start it at the switch the engine spens over but it wont start? but when you rool it off an pop the cluch in 3rd geer it will start an run fine.

    Will sombody please help me

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Sounds like the Fuel Pump and Possibly the Fuel Filter.

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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    Travis Humphries Jan 22, 2009

    No Problem! The real Problem here is that you really do not know what he did and did not do and where he left off Besides the Head. How is the Starter and Solinoid????

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