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Is it the fuel pump if i always have to push start my 1988 ford ranger? i charged up the battery many times it just turns over and over but fine when i push start it.

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Find the starter solenoid. Follow the positive battery cable to the black round solenoid. There should be a small wire attached to it that is red with a think a green tracer. Remove that wire and then try to start. If it starts replace the ignition module.

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Interesting.
You may need a wiring diagram for the engine.
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Pull the starter and put on a new solenoid.

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