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Old 04-23-2011, 01:15 PM
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Default Technical info needed on 87 Diesel Ranger

I have a diesel Ranger that has been a pretty good truck for the last year or so. It has always been a little hard to start which I figured was a glow plug issue.

The other day I tried to start it and it would turn over good but not fire....since there is no smoke coming from the exhaust I figure it is a fuel problem. There was fuel in the filter (the whole system was designed by an idiot after consulting with a moron) so I think maybe there is an electric shutoff tripped. Does this truck have a fuel pump like a gasser or Cummins or does the IP pull the fuel?

I would like to replace the stock filter with a spin on but there is a maze of lines and wires coming out of the mount. I don't want to start hacking until I know what does what and goes where.

Is there anywhere on line that I could get a wiring diagram or a repair manual for the truck.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 04-25-2011, 10:17 PM
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Old 04-27-2011, 05:45 AM
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I have a diesel Ranger that has been a pretty good truck for the last year or so. It has always been a little hard to start which I figured was a glow plug issue.

The other day I tried to start it and it would turn over good but not fire....since there is no smoke coming from the exhaust I figure it is a fuel problem. There was fuel in the filter (the whole system was designed by an idiot after consulting with a moron) so I think maybe there is an electric shutoff tripped. Does this truck have a fuel pump like a gasser or Cummins or does the IP pull the fuel?

I would like to replace the stock filter with a spin on but there is a maze of lines and wires coming out of the mount. I don't want to start hacking until I know what does what and goes where.

Is there anywhere on line that I could get a wiring diagram or a repair manual for the truck.

Any help would be appreciated.
Talk to Richarddhoward when he calms down a bit, L.O.L. he's a diesel tech by trade and would know more than most people do. All of my diesel knowledge is out of date and only pertains to 18 wheelers which is a totally different beast than what you have. But it does sound like you've gotten some "bad fuel". and your safety cut off switch might be bad on your fuel pump.


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Old 04-27-2011, 09:47 AM
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Talk to Richarddhoward when he calms down a bit, L.O.L. he's a diesel tech by trade and would know more than most people do. All of my diesel knowledge is out of date and only pertains to 18 wheelers which is a totally different beast than what you have. But it does sound like you've gotten some "bad fuel". and your safety cut off switch might be bad on your fuel pump.




Easy Richard, calm down and breathe a bit before you have an orgasm, L.O.L.
To late lol
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:30 PM
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To late lol
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But what would he have to do to fix his problem?
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