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Old 03-31-2011, 09:39 PM
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Default New guy from PA that still has first Ranger

I still have a 86 Ranger I bought new with 171,000 miles on it. Its a 2.9L with 5 speed. It has become another hobby now. It needs some body work that I am going to work at. The first problem was a noisy front bearing in the transmission. After fixing that a few other problems have come along. The latest is that it will suddenly quit, but after a bit it will restart. I suspect the coil which is original or the Thick film ignition module on the distributor, Ford's worst ever idea, and I have replaced it. I think I will change the coil because I think the problem is electrical/ignition. What I am curious about is, does anyone have any good ideas about testing or evaluating the ignition modules outside of just replacing them? (I think I am going to add a heatsink to that item. I just replaced both fuel pumps and checked the fuel pump relay.)
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Old 03-31-2011, 10:51 PM
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:31 PM
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Best way to check ignition coils is ohms. You will need a wiring diagram of the system that shows the ohms the coil should have. Otherwise you pretty much gotta get a new one. Multimeters are your friend
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Old 04-01-2011, 01:48 AM
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:39 AM
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Old 04-01-2011, 06:37 AM
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Old 04-01-2011, 06:40 AM
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:55 AM
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Hey welcome im from pittsburgh
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:46 AM
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Old 04-02-2011, 04:41 PM
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