Question about 1988 Ford Ranger
That is what my ranger did when i bypassed the high pressure fuel pump (because it was bad) so mabey check that one
Posted on Nov 20, 2008
There could be many things that can cause what your stating. Look at everything under the hood. I have an 1988 ranger 2.4, 2 wheel. It is pretty basic and simple to work on, parts are cheap enough too. Start with examining the spark plug wires, cap, rotor, spark plugs. Spark plug could be loose, wires could be arcing or buildup on rotor/cap. My truck has over 200,000 miles and is somehow holding in there. If you haven't done any basic maintanance it might need it. The last thing is fuel pump/filter, but you stated the car did try to run. When you turn the key on you should hear the fuel pump cycle. If you just turn the ignition to on but NOT start (for 3 seconds) then to off then to on and start will it run better than not doing that procedure?
And lastly my ranger has a touchy fuel cut off switch (left foot of the passenger under the rug at firewall). Push the button on top to reset and give the wires alittle tug (not too hard!).
Posted on Jul 01, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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