Re: Please Help! 87 Ranger - No Spark
Well, I got almost the same truck (1987 Ranger Xtracab 2.9 A4LD, CC, AC, 4x2 with similiar problems!
Occasionally for the past couple months my truck will start in the morning when the engine is cold, it idles poorly and wants to die unless I give it a bit of gas until I've driven a minute or two. If I don't give it some gas and start driving, it dies...it restarts, but I have to be kinda on the gas and start driving to keep it running when it happens. After about a minute of driving it's ok.
Yesterday morning it started as usual, I let it idle for about 30 seconds and then it died! It cranks over but won't start! I smell gas around the engine compartment, but see no leaks. No gas around injectors or in the vacuum line to the fpr. I also checked plugwires, and other electrical plugs to make sure they weren't loose, but no change. So I drove my backup vehicle to work and left this **** thing it until this evening after work.
Just pulled the KOEO codes...kinda strange results never seen em come out like this. It appears that I got an 11 11 and then the single seperating beep saying that all is well?!? I usually get 11 seperated by one beep and then 11 again, meaning all is well.
BUT, then I got 18 and 33 and the standard repeat (it sends the codes twice as ya know) of 18 and 33. I pulled the codes twice just to be sure. I can't do the KOER (obviously) since it won't start.
According to my code scanner book, code 18 is loss of tach signal to electronic control assembly (ECA) Side note that my tachometer has intermittently not worked for the past couple months, but I don't know if this is related at all.
Code 33 is EGR valve position (EVP) sensor or pressure feedback EGR (PFE) sensor indicates EGR valve not seated (closed) properly.
Maybe my ignition module (on the distributor) or my ignition coil or main computer (ECU) died?
Just checked and I have no spark at the coil wire, therefore no spark at the plugs. Went to swap my ignition module just to check and now I can't find my stupid special little socket!