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I was driving home the other day in my 1987 Ford Ranger when it died on me. I checked the ignition coil but was getting no power so i changed the control module and the ignition coil. I still aint getting any power to the distributer. I have power going in the ignition coil but none coming out. What else could be the problem? Oh and it does have gas.

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Distributor contact to the tfi module is probably corroded and not making contact. Replace distributor.

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I have a 87 ranger with the same problem have you figured it out dugdog40@yahoo.com thanks

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