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Old 08-29-2011, 03:13 PM
94mtx 94mtx is offline
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Default Re: 2.3L tach reads too low

Originally Posted by ranger3 View Post
Well this sounds exactly like my situation was. Yes, that coil pack is a pain to replace. I had to unbolt the alternator and power steering pump, and was able to swing them out of the way. Even when you get to the coil pack, the little bolts on mine were pretty much rusted in, and I broke one of them, so be careful. To this day I only have 3 bolts holding that pack in because it was too difficult to try and get a drill in there to drill out the old bolt. Might be wise to get some penetrating oil on them and let it sit for a while.

His 91 coil packs should be at the front passenger side of the head if I am not mistaken. As long as he has the same layout as my 94.

They are an easy remove on mine.

7mm socket btw.
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Old 08-29-2011, 03:17 PM
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Default Re: 2.3L tach reads too low

on the 95+ tachs there is an adjustment on the back side of it, maybe see if you have one and turn it
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Old 09-03-2011, 04:46 PM
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Default Re: 2.3L tach reads too low

well pulled off coil pack on the intake side, used a ohm meter on it and get no readings plug to plug , the 3 pins get one reading of 1.2 and the other open so i am guessing big time here that it is bad. my ranger is a 89, it has 2 coil packs and 8 spark plugs, 4 cylinders,,, well will let yall know how it goes.
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