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Old 07-10-2005, 23:01   #1 (permalink)
Big T.
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1987 Ford Ranger quit running Please Help

Hi:

Last night I was driving and doing around 60 mph when all of the sudden my
Ranger just quit. The engine just shut down and I coasted in neutral. It
still turns over so I know it has power. My guess is that it has something
to do with the fuel system. Any suggestions would be helpful. It is a 1987
Ranger with a 2.9 L engine 4X4
Thanks,

Tim in Indiana


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Old 07-11-2005, 03:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 1987 Ford Ranger quit running Please Help

On Sun, 10 Jul 2005 22:25:00 -0500, Big T. rearranged some electrons to
form:

> Hi:
>
> Last night I was driving and doing around 60 mph when all of the sudden my
> Ranger just quit. The engine just shut down and I coasted in neutral. It
> still turns over so I know it has power. My guess is that it has something
> to do with the fuel system. Any suggestions would be helpful. It is a 1987
> Ranger with a 2.9 L engine 4X4
> Thanks,
>
> Tim in Indiana


Check TFI module on distributor.


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Old 07-11-2005, 08:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 1987 Ford Ranger quit running Please Help

check for spark first

if no, replace module in distributor

if yes, check fuel pressure, there is a test port on the fuel rail

you have 2 fuel pumps, one in the tank (low pressure) and one on the frame
rail right under the driver's seat (high pressure)


"Big T." <tellis@kconline.com> wrote in message
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> Hi:
>
> Last night I was driving and doing around 60 mph when all of the sudden my
> Ranger just quit. The engine just shut down and I coasted in neutral. It
> still turns over so I know it has power. My guess is that it has something
> to do with the fuel system. Any suggestions would be helpful. It is a 1987
> Ranger with a 2.9 L engine 4X4
> Thanks,
>
> Tim in Indiana
>
>



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Old 07-12-2005, 08:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 1987 Ford Ranger quit running Please Help


That recently happened to my 89 Escort ZX2 1.9L DOHC.
I know it's a different engine, etc. but the symptoms were the same.
Just quit running, cranks OK, good spark and fuel press.
It was the timing belt. It took out the cam sprocket also.
$850.
Most dealers don't stock the cam sprocket and have to order it from
Ford.



Big T. wrote:
> Hi:
>
> Last night I was driving and doing around 60 mph when all of the sudden my
> Ranger just quit. The engine just shut down and I coasted in neutral. It
> still turns over so I know it has power. My guess is that it has something
> to do with the fuel system. Any suggestions would be helpful. It is a 1987
> Ranger with a 2.9 L engine 4X4
> Thanks,
>
> Tim in Indiana


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Old 07-13-2005, 10:03   #5 (permalink)
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Re: 1987 Ford Ranger quit running Please Help

Timing Belt!

Big T. <tellis@kconline.com> wrote in article
<DvOdnVQclJQPe0zfRVn-uw@kconline.com>...
> Hi:
>
> Last night I was driving and doing around 60 mph when all of the sudden

my
> Ranger just quit. The engine just shut down and I coasted in neutral. It
> still turns over so I know it has power. My guess is that it has

something
> to do with the fuel system. Any suggestions would be helpful. It is a

1987
> Ranger with a 2.9 L engine 4X4
> Thanks,
>
> Tim in Indiana
>
>
>

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Old 07-13-2005, 10:03   #6 (permalink)
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Re: 1987 Ford Ranger quit running Please Help

good luck finding a timing belt on a 2.9, Braniac


"TomC" <ooo@ooo.com> wrote in message
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> Timing Belt!
>
> Big T. <tellis@kconline.com> wrote in article
> <DvOdnVQclJQPe0zfRVn-uw@kconline.com>...
> > Hi:
> >
> > Last night I was driving and doing around 60 mph when all of the sudden

> my
> > Ranger just quit. The engine just shut down and I coasted in neutral. It
> > still turns over so I know it has power. My guess is that it has

> something
> > to do with the fuel system. Any suggestions would be helpful. It is a

> 1987
> > Ranger with a 2.9 L engine 4X4
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Tim in Indiana
> >
> >
> >



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Old 07-13-2005, 12:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: 1987 Ford Ranger quit running Please Help

I think what he meant was: "tighten your belt!".

lol


Spdloader



"TranSurgeon" <nobulltrans@mchsi.dotcom> wrote in message
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> good luck finding a timing belt on a 2.9, Braniac
>
>
> "TomC" <ooo@ooo.com> wrote in message
> news:01c587b3$4a134600$6401a8c0@tomc.suscom...
>> Timing Belt!
>>
>> Big T. <tellis@kconline.com> wrote in article
>> <DvOdnVQclJQPe0zfRVn-uw@kconline.com>...
>> > Hi:
>> >
>> > Last night I was driving and doing around 60 mph when all of the sudden

>> my
>> > Ranger just quit. The engine just shut down and I coasted in neutral.
>> > It
>> > still turns over so I know it has power. My guess is that it has

>> something
>> > to do with the fuel system. Any suggestions would be helpful. It is a

>> 1987
>> > Ranger with a 2.9 L engine 4X4
>> > Thanks,
>> >
>> > Tim in Indiana
>> >
>> >
>> >

>
>



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Old 07-18-2005, 17:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: 1987 Ford Ranger quit running Please Help


--

"There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is
proof against all
arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance--that
principle is contempt prior to investigation."
--Herbert Spencer
theelectricguns.com
"Braniac"?
=========I think it's "brainiac". Braniac is something that happens to your
colon, I believe....heehee....

"TranSurgeon" <nobulltrans@mchsi.dotcom> wrote in message
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> good luck finding a timing belt on a 2.9, Braniac
>
>
> "TomC" <ooo@ooo.com> wrote in message
> news:01c587b3$4a134600$6401a8c0@tomc.suscom...
> > Timing Belt!
> >
> > Big T. <tellis@kconline.com> wrote in article
> > <DvOdnVQclJQPe0zfRVn-uw@kconline.com>...
> > > Hi:
> > >
> > > Last night I was driving and doing around 60 mph when all of the

sudden
> > my
> > > Ranger just quit. The engine just shut down and I coasted in neutral.

It
> > > still turns over so I know it has power. My guess is that it has

> > something
> > > to do with the fuel system. Any suggestions would be helpful. It is a

> > 1987
> > > Ranger with a 2.9 L engine 4X4
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > Tim in Indiana
> > >
> > >
> > >

>
>



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