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Old 11-26-2008, 11:22 PM
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Default My 1988 Ford Ranger pickup truck won't start?

It was starting fine and driving fine, and last nite it wouldn't start. The lights come on, radio, ect...sounds like it wants to start but won't turn over..Fuel injection, 4 cylinder. Could it be a spark plug
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:22 PM
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It's hard to tell, bring it to a technician or someone with experience.
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:23 PM
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try to get a boost if it starts with a boost then you wil need a battery.If not your starter is not working.Spark plugs have nothing to do with starting the vehicle
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:23 PM
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If it is not turning over, then that means there is either low battery, bad solenoid, or bad starter. If it turns over but does not start, then it is one of three things, Spark, fuel or air. Just think in that dimension and you will find the problem.

Best of Luck!
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:23 PM
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suspect fuel pump or ignition module
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:23 PM
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What exactly does "won't turn over" mean? Are you saying it cranks but won't start? When is the last time you replaced you TFI module?
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:24 PM
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"Won't turn over" is the key to your answer. The problem lies with the starter and/or battery circuit.

Make sure your battery terminals are clean and your battery is fully charged. Autozone-type stores will check your battery free of charge.
It's not normal for the starter or starter relay (the solenoid) to just suddenly stop working. Update your question if you are hearing a loud click and the headlights dim when you try to start it.
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:32 PM
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Default Re: My 1988 Ford Ranger pickup truck won't start?

You don't state whether this is a manual or automatic transmission. If it has a manual transmission, it could be the clutch neutral safety switch. This is an electrical part attached to the clutch pedal under the drivers side of the dash. Part costs about $50.00 at Napa. Hope this helps.

I doubt it is a problem with the fuel pump as the fuel pump would no stop the engine from rotating.
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:54 PM
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Default Re: My 1988 Ford Ranger pickup truck won't start?

my ford ranger wont start i disconnect batt and remove 3 bolts and connections but cant find a cheep starter any cheep ones out there
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