hard start/won't start

Discussion in '1983 - 1988 Ford Ranger' started by beatnick, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. beatnick

    beatnick New Member

    I have a 1988 4x4 ranger w/2.9 v6

    When i try to cold start it cranks and sometimes it fires and will start

    Other times it fires and wont start, but if i hold pedal to floor it will start

    other times it will not start at all

    if i pump pedal or hold to floor it does not start

    if it does start it runs good unless i let it idel and then it may idle or may stop running

    after it has warmed up and has been shut off it may or may not restsart

    there are a couple of lines one coming off a pressure switch at intake manafold and other coming off intake manafold leading to a sensor. this sensor makes a goofy noise after i stop trying to start engine.

    any ideas on how to solve this problem would be appreciated
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  3. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    Check your coil pack wires and plugs. Sounds like an ignition issue
  4. rcampadonia

    rcampadonia 87' Ranger XLT 4X4 2.9 V6

    I was having similar problems with my 87 2.9, turned out to be the ignition control module connected to the distributor. also just wrote a new post about a little hose coming off the fuel pressure regulator,connecting to the master cylinder, hose had a little crack in it and wouldnt let my truck start. almost as if out of gas. Good Luck
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2012

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