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Old 01-21-2012, 10:16 AM
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Unhappy it just shut off?!?!?!?!?

i have a 92 ranger and after driving around town i was on my way home out in the country. i was driving down the interstate and it just well..shut off... it didnt putter on and off like it was out of gas just shut off and stayed off. i pulled over to the side of the road and tried starting it over and over and it just wouldnt fire. we just got a large amount of snow up here so any really good ideas to what it would be are highly recomended as i dont want to be out in the snowdrifts fixing the thing for more than a couple hours

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Old 01-21-2012, 10:17 AM
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Lights and all that come on/work?
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:20 AM
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well, I would say something electrical with spark. Seems how something probably got wet

Check fuses first.
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:22 AM
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Check connection to the coil.
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:23 AM
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Coil packs or distrib?

my vote is ignition control module.

If you have no spark that's where I'd start...

Don't forget to buy some thermal compound if you're replacing the ICM.
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:43 AM
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check relays too
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:44 AM
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check the inertia switch first
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:20 PM
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lights are all on. there was absolutly no snow or water on the ground so water damage is out of the picture. just replaced fuel filter to. i will check the ignition tomorow if i can get it out of the snow drift. where is the inertia switch?
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:42 PM
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on the pass side under the dash, its a little box with a button on top of it.
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Old 01-22-2012, 12:22 AM
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your alternator crapped out, try to jumped your battery see if it would start
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Old 01-22-2012, 04:40 AM
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QUOTE="wangbungal"]your alternator crapped out, try to jumped your battery see if it would start[/QUOTE]

stated above, the truck would turn over and the lights are turning on. jumping the battery would do nothing.

something to add to the list that others have stated:
check if you have fuel pressure under the hood
also the crank position sensor. if this is on its way out it will start at random times. when it don't start, it will not run the fuel pump or produce spark.

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Old 01-22-2012, 06:32 AM
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I guess first thing to do is check if fuel pump is running. Yes, move on to checking spark. No, check fuse, relay, check inertia switch (if equipped) on 95+ its passanger side kick panel, not sure on your year.

If good spark and fuel, check compression. It should run with those 3 things.
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:56 PM
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alright guys im gunna take a look at it here in the next half hour and my somehow master mechanic of a father will more than likely fix it in under ten minutes flat. hopefully. so i will post the results by the end of the night hopefully there positive
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:29 PM
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Ok so I got it up in the garage and found out there was no spark getting to the distributor.... So we took off the electric box pre des tribute...(the name isnt Coming to me ) and also the icm and were gunna snag them hopefully tomO night from a parts yard. Yay hurry up and wait haha
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Old 01-29-2012, 09:42 PM
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ok the junkyard idea was a bust so we went to an autoparts store to find out they have a icm tester. tested fine so he suggested it was a problem in the destributor. ordered the part off rockauto and it should be here soon and we will see. if it isnt that i will have to look for the problem pre icm
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