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1987 RANGER 2.9EFI WAS RUNNING FINE, WENT ON VACATION FOR 6 DAYS, CAME HOME AND IT WONT START. IT JUST WINDS AND WINDS. IT NEVER TRIES TO FIRE. GAS WAS LOW, SO IPUT IN 3 GALLONS, STILL NOTHING.

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Well you have to find out if it has spark, pull a plug wire off a plug, hold it near ground and have someone crank it if you get spark fine if not, put it back and pull the coul wire out of the center of the distributor cap, sam thing hold near a ground if you have spark fine replace the ignition rotor, if no spark contact me the procedure is way too long to type here
Also before that have someone put their ear on the fuel tank neck where you put the gas and turn on the key they should tell you they heard a buzz for about 2 seconds if nothing check the fuel cut off switch either under the carpet under the heater on the passenger side floor and push the red button down if it's up and try again the fuel pump listening thing or the switch is behind the kick panel on the passenger side right side footwell. ther is no fuse for the circuit.
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Posted on Aug 09, 2008

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    Randy Harkins Aug 09, 2008

    Also if you try an old trick hit the bottom of the fuel tank kinda hard with your foot or a rock or hammer its plastic so just give it a wake up call sometime those old ranger fuel lpumps that are let to get wayyyyyyyyyyy too low on fuel kinda get stuck and a good whack in the bottom of the fuel tank can wake them up and tell you you need a fuel pump and fuel filter which by the way is way more importnat than any oil change it must be chaange every 15,000 miles no matter what and some rangers have 2 fuel filters one in a black plastic housing and the regular round canister style togother the pic of that is on www.aceautomotive1.com to show you good luck please give me a good rating if you find this useful

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    Randy Harkins Aug 10, 2008

    Thank you if you find you need more help please contact me

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