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Old 08-12-2010, 04:45 PM
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my 94 2.3 dual plug will not start it turns over fine but will not fire. has had a complete tune up done by myself and it had a new fuel pump just put in. it started for about 2 weeks after that and will start sometimes and sometimes it wont. there is no reason i can think of. i messed with all the wires one the coil packs and the clutch but still sometimes it starts sometimes it doesnt. please help
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Old 08-12-2010, 05:49 PM
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Have you tried to run a scanner to your truck? This might give you some clues as to where to start.
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Old 08-12-2010, 07:25 PM
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i dont know anybody that has one that i can use or i would have
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Old 08-12-2010, 08:14 PM
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You can purchase an OBDI scanner for about 30 bucks at an auto parts store. This might save you some future headaches and possibly save you some money in the long run.
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I doubt the scanner is going to find anything related to this. You're either getting no spark or no fuel. Pull a plug out, ground the threads, and see if you get spark when you crank the engine.
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Old 08-13-2010, 07:15 AM
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I doubt the scanner is going to find anything related to this. You're either getting no spark or no fuel. Pull a plug out, ground the threads, and see if you get spark when you crank the engine.
+1 with firerangers comments, scanner is not going to help, determine fuel/spark..you can also spray starter fluid into the tb and see if it fires. could be relays, icm, etc.
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Old 08-13-2010, 08:10 AM
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If you end up with spark and fuel from the tests above and still no start, check the timing belt. I had an experience one time with a buddys truck. We stopped to get lunch and the thing ran great. Came back out and it popped like it was going to start and wouldn't. Ran through the above tests real quick, then pulled the inspection plug on his 2.3L and lo and behold, no timing belt on the cam sprocket.

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Old 08-13-2010, 08:21 AM
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It's not the timing belt. "Sometimes it starts and sometimes it does not"
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Old 08-13-2010, 09:02 AM
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did you check the fuel pump shut off switch??
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Old 08-13-2010, 09:26 AM
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did you check the fuel pump shut off switch??
X2,check... inertia switch and http://www.fordrangerforum.com/4-cyl...ff-switch.html
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Old 08-13-2010, 09:37 AM
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I don'tthink it is the inertia. Switch
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Old 08-13-2010, 09:44 AM
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It's not the timing belt. "Sometimes it starts and sometimes it does not"
It is if there's no belt on the cam sprocket. Guess you won't be needing that scanner.
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Old 08-13-2010, 09:51 AM
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Mickblock I am not trying to argue with you. I just don't want the OP to get confused. The OP said it starts "sometimes". If it starts it is not the belt
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Old 08-13-2010, 10:00 AM
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To the OP you can read the codes with a paper clip
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Old 08-13-2010, 11:36 AM
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i tried to start the truck again today and it started. i shut it off and tried to start it again and it wont fire i checked the fuelpump shut off switch and it was good. but this just basically proves that sometimes it starts and sometimes it doesnt.
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