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You need 3 things for a cylinder to fire; spark, fuel and compression. You have to check for all 3. The easiest order is the order I stated them.

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Warning; do not remove one spark plug wire at a time. Your truck has high output electronic ignition and an open circuit spark plug wire may damage your ignition system.
If you own a timing light, clamp the inductive pickup on one spark plug wire or ignition coil primary wire if each cylinder has its own ignition coil. Your timing light won't flash on the cylinder that isn't firing. If your timing light strobes on al cylinders, take a good look at your fuel injectors and wiring connections.


A Haynes manual will walk you through the troubleshooting steps.


Good luck, I hope this helps you figure out the problem

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SOURCE: 1998 ford ranger, number 3 cylinder mis fires.

When you change the plug what color is the tip of the old one? This could be the answer to your problems. It should be a light beige or tan if everything is working properly.Just take one of the old plugs down to your local garage and get the mechanic to have a look at it. He'll be able to tell you why it keeps misfiring. Hope this helps.

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