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Old 02-14-2010, 03:17 PM
Travis S. Travis S. is offline
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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?
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Old 02-15-2010, 10:12 AM
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Old 02-18-2010, 06:28 PM
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well, I finally found the gremlin, I don't know for sure what this thing is called, but I think it's an EGR sensor plug. it plugs into a vaccuum hose coming off the engine. Apparently, the positive wire going through that particular cluster of wires, had is insulation worn though , causing the bare positive EGR sensor wire to rub against a high pressure air conditioner tube, and instantly pop the PCM fuse.

My "diagnostic" procedure basically consisted of me starting the truck while it's up on jackstands, and rolling under neath the vehicle using my skateboard as a "kreeper", and wiggling suspective wires around. (very dangerous, I don't recommend it, I was just at the end of my rope with this thing. I know it was very stupid, but I got the damned job done.) even though the problem wasn't under the truck, I had to rule everything out.

So, anyway, I really appreciate everyones help with ideas and possibilities, I've fixed the problem.

thankyou thankyou thankyou!!!!
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:16 AM
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Default Re: electrical problem....

I have a 95 with pretty much the same problem just a little different, the battery keeps going dead if I don't start it every day and let it run for a while to charge the battery back up. I've had the ATL. checked 3 times and it reads good, I've replaced the battery twice......my neighbor said he heard my rear veiw mirror (driver side) making a clicking noise one morning he was getting ready to leave for work and no one was around, truck was off. Anybody got anything to what it might be causing this problem? Thanks!
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:45 AM
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Not sure how a dead battery is the same as a bad ignition coil pack... This is totally unrelated in every possible way and should be a new thread. You're battery is probably dead. Have it tested and replaced.
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