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Old 07-03-2011, 01:36 PM
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hi folks, i have a little problem

My 1997 Ranger will not start at all. The engine turns over, but will not run. I am not getting any spark to the plugs, but i had the coil pack tested and it tested ok. Any thoughts?
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Old 07-03-2011, 01:37 PM
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wires and plugs need replaceing. You got a DMM?
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Old 07-03-2011, 02:36 PM
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I tested 3 plug wires and they all failed a spark test.

I hooked a spark plug wire tester to the plug wires and nothing.

What is a DMM?
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Old 07-03-2011, 02:37 PM
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im thinking you should change the wires and plugs like kyle said.. see if maybe that solves your problem
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Old 07-03-2011, 02:41 PM
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Digital multi meter. Replace the wires. and plugs.
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Old 07-03-2011, 02:45 PM
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would all the wires go out at once?
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Old 07-03-2011, 02:49 PM
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it is possible, is your fuel pump running.

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here check this thread out

http://www.therangerstation.com/foru...t=32057&page=2
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Old 07-03-2011, 02:53 PM
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fuel pump runs and I just changed the fuel filter out
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Old 07-03-2011, 02:56 PM
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wires and plugs should be the problem then..
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Old 07-03-2011, 03:00 PM
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well, I drove the truck to work last Mon and it drove fine, no problems or hicups. Went to go on my lunch break to get food 4 hrs later and it wouldnt start. checked the inertia switch, all relays and fuses and still same problem. Been trying to find the answer since.
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Old 07-03-2011, 05:56 PM
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Check under your passenger side dash, under where the dash stops, and look to the right. You'll see a small cylindrical button, soft to push, so push it in. See if your truck starts than.
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Old 07-04-2011, 01:45 AM
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I already checked the inertia switch, and it wasnt that

My main problem is my spark plugs are not getting a spark, but my coil pack tested ok
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Old 07-04-2011, 03:06 AM
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I already checked the inertia switch, and it wasnt that

My main problem is my spark plugs are not getting a spark, but my coil pack tested ok
The 4.0 engine forum would be the best place for you, however, coilpacks can test fine but still be bad. I am not sure if you have an ignition control module. I think you do, but I not positive. If you do have an ignition control module I would suspect that or the connections for it.
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:43 PM
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bump, still need help guys
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:47 PM
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so your coil or whatever tested ok, but you don't get spark. i'd suspect the wires then.
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