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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-01-07, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
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been tryin fer days,found a cracked spark plug,would a cracked spark plug stop it dead?.ive got gas but wont catch

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Not likely for one bad plug to stop it dead, should run rough, but still run. Are you getting spark to the plugs? Ignition control module is common failure. Check coil also.
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ty,have the coil n distibutor im my sights now,control module?GAWD@!#@!
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Ignition control module, Price-- not too bad, R&R easy.
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thanks fonz,ignition control mod was the prob
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Good deal, glad you got it going again!
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Re: 89 ranger wont start

ha!,replaced the control mod,fuel pump,distributor n rotor;bought a 1/2 inch impact,new grinder and socket set.we figured bout $650 not counting labour or the tow home but i got new tools! ;]
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