88 Ford Ranger - Cranks, Won't Start


  #1  
Old 03-17-06, 05:23 PM
E
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
88 Ford Ranger - Cranks, Won't Start

We have a 1988 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4. The last time it was driven, it started fine then started chugging and sputtering and just stopped running. It hasn't started since. It will crank fine, but there's no power getting to the coil.

Any suggestions?
 
  #2  
Old 03-17-06, 06:17 PM
LouBazooka's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 552
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by enigma72
We have a 1988 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4. The last time it was driven, it started fine then started chugging and sputtering and just stopped running. It hasn't started since. It will crank fine, but there's no power getting to the coil.

Any suggestions?
possible electronic control module ( ecm ) gone south.
 
  #3  
Old 03-17-06, 08:58 PM
O
Member
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 361
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
  #4  
Old 03-18-06, 01:08 PM
S
Member
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Cape Cod
Posts: 4,320
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
You can confirm no power to the coil?
How did you confirm this?

Top reasons for crank/no-start with this vintage Ford:
TFI ignition module failure
Fuel pump failure
Inertia switch popped (fuel safety)

Not that there aren't any more, there are two dozen other possibilities, but those are high on the suspect list

If you are sure you are getting no power to the coil, then it's probably a wiring issue
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description: