ok, sorry for this being my first post but I'm kind of in an emergency here.
A friend of mine gave me a '95 ford ranger because it kept popping the 30 amp ignition fuse(located in the fuse block under the hood by the windshield, drivers' side.)
Now here's the deal, first of all, the key lock cylinder that was in it was worn almost completely out, to where you could start it without a key. I've since replaced that (that did not fix the problem). the guy that gave it to me was tired of buying the big 30 amp fuse for it, so he made a jumper wire to plug into the fuse slot that allowed him to run the small cheaper 30 amp fuses.
when I first drove this truck, I tried to take it around the block from where it was parked. it started up and ran just fine. then, when I put it in gear and began to pull away, it would burn the fuse and shut the truck off. all of the electricals still working, but no ignition fire to the engine. I replace the blown fuse, it starts right up.
so, again, I try to take off, and get about 10 feet, it trashes the fuse and dies again, and will not start again until I replace that fuse.
it always kills the fuse right about the place where the clutch is almost completely released to go into drive.
what is the problem with this thing?