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Old 06-20-2010, 09:31 AM
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Default 86 ranger mystery wire

Hello first post in this site and I hope you all can help. I recently received a 86 Ranger pickup from a family member that has been sitting in a field for 3 years. I was told it started to run like $#i! and blow black smoke so they parked it.

I am not familiar with Rangers and near the battery is a black wire that is just laying in the open that at one time was connected to something. It is hot and comes from what looks like a factory splice from a set of wires that are black with a green stripe.

Here is a picture the battery is at the top , black wire with connector next, then the splice of the black wire with the black/green striped wire at the harness.

If you know where this wire should go let me know .



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Old 10-21-2010, 12:53 PM
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Default Re: 86 ranger mystery wire

I know it's been a long time without an answer but I just had the same question only my wire had separated from the wiring harness. It was still attached to the ground cable on the battery. Soldered the wire to the other ground wires on the harness and the fuel pump relay clicked & it started right up.
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Old 10-21-2010, 02:49 PM
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Default Re: 86 ranger mystery wire

It's the main ground harness for all the ground wires on the motor.
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