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Old 11-28-2006, 15:43   #1 (permalink)
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my truck wouldnt start the last couple days its been -25, my truck will turn over but it wont fire, ive had the block heater plugged in, and ive tried gas line antifreeze any ideas would be great
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Old 11-28-2006, 18:55   #2 (permalink)
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We could sure use some more information. Year and engine size would be a good start. Do you have spark? How has the truck been running? Do you have fuel? Have you tried starting fluid? etc. etc.
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We could sure use some more information. Year and engine size would be a good start. Do you have spark? How has the truck been running? Do you have fuel? Have you tried starting fluid? etc. etc.
93 ford ranger xlt 3.0 v6 2wd, it was running sunday night, monday morning it wouldnt start, i got spark just no fuel getting to the engine, i got about 1/2 tank of gas.
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i tryed boosting it, no go. also tried pouring some gas into the engine and still no go, looking like im not getting any spark at all. monday morning when i turned it on it ran for about 5 seconds then died and won't start since then. going out to test for a spark. recently drove across canada with it and had no probelems at all the whole drive. changed plugs before i left on my trip.
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If this has a ignition module, and you have no spark, that would be my first suspect. We really need to know if you have spark or not so we know where to go from there.
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If this has a ignition module, and you have no spark, that would be my first suspect. We really need to know if you have spark or not so we know where to go from there.
no there is no spark, voltmeter reads power to the coil, also been told from a couple other people it may be the ignition module. any help for replacin this module would be nice, id rather do it myself then pay someone, replacement part is $100 and up, also know i need to get a special 5.5 mm for this job.
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Old 11-30-2006, 18:07   #7 (permalink)
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Any auto parts store, auto zone, advance,nappa etc. should have the socket.Anormal socket usually don't work because the wall of the socket is too thick. I don't think the module is anywhere near $100.00
When you remove the module, it pulls straight down, not out. If you buy the replacement before removing yours, you sill see what I mean.
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ok so i went to work on the module today. noticed when i was taking the distributer cap off that the distributer was turnin freely, it would turn about 6 inches before a little lip on the bottom of the distributer would hit a vaulve cover bolt, this isnt supposed to be that loose is it? could it be that my timing is throw off because of this?
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ok so i went to work on the module today. noticed when i was taking the distributer cap off that the distributer was turnin freely, it would turn about 6 inches before a little lip on the bottom of the distributer would hit a vaulve cover bolt, this isnt supposed to be that loose is it? could it be that my timing is throw off because of this?
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ok so i went to work on the module today. noticed when i was taking the distributer cap off that the distributer was turnin freely, it would turn about 6 inches before a little lip on the bottom of the distributer would hit a vaulve cover bolt, this isnt supposed to be that loose is it? could it be that my timing is throw off because of this?
No, it should not be that loose.
Definitely will cause starting and running problems but a loose distributor will not cause it to have no spark.
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