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nshort402
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Mar 2, 2013, 7:55 PM

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i have a 95 ford ranger and i was driving it home and it just died it has an orange spark it tries to fire but wont the fuel pump is new i hear it kickin in but idk what to do any advise


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Mar 2, 2013, 8:07 PM

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Check for injector pulse with a noid light and check the fuel pressure with a gauge. Hearing it kick on means nothing. Neither does being new. I've seen some new ones bad out of the box. Orange spark isn't that great either. Should be bluish white and able to jump about 1- 1 1/2 inches from the coil to a test light.


nshort402
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Mar 2, 2013, 8:30 PM

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yea theres a ground on the back of the motor that isnt hooked up i just saw that idk how bad that will effect it i put some gas down the intake to see if it would fire still wont


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Mar 2, 2013, 9:45 PM

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is this the 3.0L or 4.0L? Orange spark isn't good. As Nick stated you need to have a hotter spark.





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Mar 3, 2013, 10:01 PM

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You already know you have at least one broken ground. Try taking a jumper cable to a shiny piece of the engine and the other end to battery ground. See if this improves your issue. If it does you simply need to make a ground cable from the block to the battery.


delfinashley
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May 22, 2013, 4:20 AM

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Take a long wire and strip both end run one from da batt to the +side of the ignition coil with the fitting and c provided that it will begin then provided that it does u can put that wire to a fuse that has power when u turn on the key.


HT
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May 22, 2013, 6:30 AM

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delfinashley .............. don't post that crap in here.

OP please ignore his stupid advice.



Discretesignals
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May 22, 2013, 8:14 AM

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Still need to know the engine size.

You can test power to the coil(s) with a volt meter back probed into the coil('s) connector on the feed circuit with the key on and the meter grounded to the battery. You should have close to battery voltage. No need to run jumper wires and possibly cause problems.





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(This post was edited by Discretesignals on May 22, 2013, 8:15 AM)




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