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1987 Ford Ranger Check Engine light won't turn on

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Since you have an '87, you most likely don't have one if you have never seen it on. Pull the instrument cover panel, then the three hex screws that hold the idiot light panel on the instrument cluster. The 1987 had a check engine graphics gel, but the instrument cluster did not have the check engine function on the printed circuit board. There is no such light included on that year model, I am not sure what month between the 1987 and 1988 model years introduced it.

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SOURCE: I have a "check engine"

the ck eng light is displayed because ther is an issue with a computer controlled component such as eng sensors or egr system.it will have to be scanned to see what part is failing then repaird as needed.it will also have to have the codes that are stored cleared with a scan tool.before test drive to see if repairs are done proper.

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

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SOURCE: 1987 Ford Ranger stuck in 4 wheel drive!!

Chances are the linkage for the transfer case is out of adjustment try loosening the adjuster bolt and put the 4WD shifter into the position 4WD high or low (depending upon which position it's lockup in) then lock down the adjuster bolt, try to shift out of 4wd sometimes you need to go forward and backward with the vehicle to get it out of 4wd, when you get it out of 4wd you may have to fine tune the adjustment to get it to engage and disengage smoothly it's a trial and error thing keep resetting adjuster until you get the desired effect.

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

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SOURCE: 2004 ford ranger edge has blinking check engine

have the crank sensor check for erratic operation. if you have done all of that then there is nothing else. and they way the computer knows it is misfiring (if it is) false code maybe and could be bad crank sensor. good luck

Posted on Oct 25, 2009

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SOURCE: i replaced the ignition switch in my 1995 ford ranger now the alarm won't stop

95 Ford Ranger Auto Alarm Wiring Diagram.

You need to re-check your ignition wiring. Here is the wiring for the alarm.

Battery Constant 12v+ Positive Wire (+): Yellow
Battery Constant 12v+ Positive Wire Location: Ignition Switch Harness

Starter Positive Wire (+): Red/Light Blue
Starter Positive Wire Location: Ignition Switch Harness

Ignition Positive Wire (+): Light Green/Purple
Ignition Positive Wire Location: Ignition Switch Harness

Second Ignition Positive Wire (+): Black/Light Green
Second Ignition Positive Wire Location: Ignition Switch Harness

Accessory Positive Wire (+): Gray/Yellow
Accessory Positive Wire Location: Ignition Switch Harness

Parking Light Positive Wire (+): White/Black Or Brown
Parking Light Positive Wire Location: At Headlight Switch Or Low In Drivers Kick Panel

Power Door Lock Negative Wire (-): Pink/Yellow (Type B)
Power Door Lock Negative Wire Location: In Either Kick Panel

Power Door Unlock Negative Wire (-): Pink/Light Green (Type B)
Power Door Unlock Negative Wire Location: In Either Kick Panel

Door Trigger Positive Wire (+): Black/Light Blue
Door Trigger Positive Wire Location: In Drivers Kick Panel

Domelight Supervision Wire: Use Door Trigger (Requires Relay)
Domelight Supervision Wire Location: N/A

Horn Negative Wire (-): Yellow/Light Green
Horn Negative Wire Location: At Steering Column Harness

Tachometer Wire Negative Wire (-): Any Wire With A Tan Stripe Or A Yellow Stripe
Tachometer Wire Negative Wire Location: At Ignition Coil

Brake Light Positive Wire (+): Light Green
Brake Light Positive Wire Location: At Switch Above Brake Pedal

Factory Alarm Disarm Wire (-): Dark Green/Purple
Factory Alarm Disarm Wire Location: Low In Drivers Kick Panel

Factory Anti-Theft System: N/A
Factory Anti-Theft System Location: N/A

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SOURCE: My 87 Ford Ranger Turns Over But Won't Start.

Easy fix on this rig. Replace diatributor and tfi module together. What happens is the center contact on the dist. Pickup coil gets eroded and makes crappy contact to the tfi resulting in intermittent running or no contact to the tfi resulting in failure to start.

Posted on May 28, 2012

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