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Old 12-18-2010, 06:41 PM
i3astid i3astid is offline
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Angry engine won’t turn over

omfg this has been pissing me off the past few weeks. it first started by taking a couple times to start up, sometimes dying before I even put it in first gear. has a rough idle, low horsepower going up hill. eventually leading up to taking 5 mins to start, now won’t start at all as of 20 mins ago. also was a victim of overheating.

truck: 2000 ford ranger 2WD 3.0 flex fuel manual.

history as of the past week: I’ve changed the battery, coolant valve, coolant temp sensor (has 2), water pump, spark plugs. messed up the timing, then fixed it. checked fuel pump by cracking the fuel line to see if the pump was working…which it is, now I smell like gasoline. only thing me and a buddy can think of is either the coil pack or the computer.

anyone have any other ideas? I’ve looked online and the coil pack seems to be a problem in some rangers, same with dead cylinders. which I’m sure it has, but it still would start…most of the time…


any ideas would be great, thanks
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Old 12-18-2010, 06:58 PM
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Default Re: engine won’t turn over

Any noticeable noises like a click?
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Old 12-18-2010, 07:05 PM
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Default Re: engine won’t turn over

Had the same thing happen to my old '78 F-250 351M...After changing plugs and plug wires, putting in a new distributor and cap and rotor, adjusting the timing, adjusting air/fuel mix on the 750cfm Edelbrock carb, new radiator, thermostat, spark cylinder thingybob ....it turned out to be the $15 ignition module. I'd start with ignition parts, namely, the coil pack.
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Old 12-18-2010, 07:35 PM
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Default Re: engine won’t turn over

yea I’m about to find out if its the coil pack here tomorrow after I replace it.

I know it needs a new clutch too, the throw bearing rattles and sometimes squeals when going into first and second gear. rattles when idle, then goes away after around 1600rpm, or I push the clutch in. it doesn’t give much feedback either with the hydraulic.

just glad its not the fuel pump since its in the gas tank…I don’t have time for that crap.

tomorrow we shall see, and I’ll post again here if it works
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Old 12-18-2010, 08:54 PM
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well its not the coil pack. I dunno what to do anymore. I’m about to take it in the desert and burn it.
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