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I have an 86 ranger 5 speed with the 4 cylinder it seems to run good when its cold but i drive it about 15 miles and it sputters and jumps like its out of gas then dies. it wont start again for 20 to 30 min. then it runs good untill it warms up again?

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  • conrad_h_cah May 16, 2010

    after it dies it will crank over and start for a second i assume it has spark because of that but have not tested it. I did replace the coil though.

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Have you checked it for spark when it dies? It sounds like a bad ignition module.

Posted on May 15, 2010

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    Clint Smock May 17, 2010

    Have the ignition module tested.

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    Clint Smock May 18, 2010

    Sorry maxmartez47, I was answering conrad's question. But I'll answer yours too. When it dies, it won't start until it cools down right? 2.9? That has a TFI module on the distributor right? After it dies have you checked for spark when it won't start? Will it start if you spray carb cleaner into it? Let me know.

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1986 ford ranger 2.9 runs gr8 in morning runs cuts out an stalls at red lights after it cools down starts-ups 20mins replaced both internal and external fuel pumps and both filters pressure regulator,distributer and module fuel relay,checked for vaccum leaks replaced fuel cutout switch and trottle position sensor,had injectors cleaned on machine relaced ingnition coil checked pressure on booster fuel pump 35 psi went as far as replacing computer had radiator rodded out checked fuel lines for kinks ok Help! won't sell enheired going on 7 months

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  • maxmartez47 May 18, 2010

    replaced ignition module and distributor as well as ingnition coil

  • maxmartez47 May 18, 2010

    Al ready replaced ignition module

  • maxmartez47 May 18, 2010

    Thank you will have ignition module checked

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