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Old 06-29-2009, 07:36 AM
DanD DanD is offline
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Default 1999 Ranger no spark Help Please!!!!

Hi. I'm new here and by browsing through for a while, everyone here seems very knowledgable about Rangers!

This may be lengthy so please bare with me.

I bought a 99 Ranger 3.0L 4wd from my bro-in-law who came home one night, got in it in the mroning and would crank but would not start. He brought it to a local dealership who checked out all sensors and eec and said no problem codes came up. All was good under the hood. They wanted to keep it and said they only needed an hour more to figure out problem but he was already up to a 600+ dollar bill and said forget it. Later he wished he let them have it for another hour. He let 2 other mechanics have a crack at it but both said it was something they had narrowed down to under the dash but bro didn't want to spend anymore money for them to go any further,

He got sick of it and let it just sit and decided to sell it to me for $1000 because I really need a vehicle. I've been tinkering with it a bit and did find that the battery terminals were badly corroded so I replaced them as well as new battery. I'm certainly no mechanic but a friend wanted to replace the cranck position sensor anyway for the heck of it. Still no spark. We get 12v constant power to the coil pack(I think thats what its called, which is new too by the way)on one of the pins which I think is good.

My brother-in-law told me I should just go to the junk yard and buy a whole new dash, hrness and all but I'm afraid of spending that much money only to find its something else. I will do that though as a last resort, I just don't have much money to spend on it unless I'm sure its the problem.

Is there something else that I should be checking that someone here knows of? Would the security system in it have something to do with it by any chance thinking the truck is being stolen and cutting spark? If anybody might have an idea of something I could check under the dash as far as wires or whatever, any thoughts would be really appreciated big time!!!! I'm just at a total loss. Maybe its soemthing that will never be found. I just don't know.

BTW, the fuel pump was replaced too and is getting plenty of pressure is case that may be relavent.

Thank you for taking the time to read this!!

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Old 07-07-2009, 09:34 AM
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I had a similar issue with an '88 Bronco II that turned out to be a butt splice in the main ground wire to the ECM. I found it close to the battery tucked in behind the tray where someone had installed a blade fuse sometime before I acquired the rig.
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