Last post on Oct 31, 2013 at 3:38 PM
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#108 of 117 Re: ranger stalling problems [fred_mertz]
Aug 30, 2013 (8:58 am)
This is what I did. I extended the wires going to the ICM and mounted the ICM on the driver's side on the fender wall near the fuse/relay box. I put screws and nuts in the mounting holes and ran wires from them to a good ground.
I did this for two reasons, the original location is hard to get to and also the ICM stays a lot cooler mounted away from the engine. I am thinking that heat was causing the ICM to intermittently fail. Since I did that, I put on 30,000 miles without a problem. I recently sold my Ranger because of a recent injury made it hard for me to drive a standard. I still see it running around town so I assume it is still running good.
#109 of 117 Re: 86 Ranger 2.3 - Gas will not keep engine running. [bozo4ford]
Sep 05, 2013 (3:49 pm)
I have a 86 ford ranger and while i was driving down 95 it just completely shut off on me as is the gas ran out but it had a half of a tank in it. What could be wrong with it? It wont start at all now
#110 of 117 Re: 86 Ranger 2.3 - Gas will not keep engine running. [oldvehicle86]
Sep 05, 2013 (4:54 pm)
This sounds different from what I was fighting.
I would guess fuel filter or one of the sensors.
I don't know if there is some sort of cut off valve. In my old T-Bird, had a cut off valve in the back.
Sorry i couldn't be more help.
On my problem: at one year it's still doing the same thing. Need to have someone try the grounding thing. Not much else makes sense.
#111 of 117 Re: 86 Ranger 2.3 - Gas will not keep engine running. [oldvehicle86]
Sep 06, 2013 (12:13 pm)
my 91 ranger has a fuel cut-off switch located at the top of passenger side footwell. pull the carpeting back and there it is. supposed to activate when/if i hit a BIG bump or t-bone something. dunno if your '86 has the same thing but easy enough to check and give it a try.
#112 of 117 93 ranger still shutting off
Sep 16, 2013 (3:26 am)
bypassed my inertia switch, still doing it.. last week i also unplugged the new IAC valve and truck ran perfect, thought that was it replaced the IAC and the same problem is back again..
beating my head against the wall, wife wants new car and i want to use this for a trade in BUT i cant do that to someone... i want it running right before i trade it in....
still would like to know if kopfhunter got to the bottom of his problem as his sounds exactly like mine
#113 of 117 Re: 93 ranger still shutting off [fred_mertz]
Sep 18, 2013 (3:06 am)
Fuel pump relay. Corrision on the plugs on it?
#114 of 117 Re: 93 ranger still shutting off [bolivar]
Sep 18, 2013 (3:29 am)
already cleaned/replaced.... swapped out the MAF again yesterday with one from pick a part.. so far so good, have to run it more.. from what i have found during my research possibly the new one i bought is no good as bad MAF can cause the symptoms i and others are having having..
#115 of 117 Re: 93 ranger still shutting off [fred_mertz]
Sep 18, 2013 (4:10 am)
It runs and runs and runs. Then I have the problem 5 times in two days.
Going to have my mechanic put it on the computer but we're not optimistic that it will show anything.
Hey, it's only been a year.
If I didn't love this old truck...
#116 of 117 Re: 93 ranger still shutting off [kopfhunter]
Sep 24, 2013 (2:20 pm)
noticed on mine today that it does it on a heavy bump like pot hole or something like that, does it nearly every time on the same left hand turn and bumps in a small town not far from me..
also noticed that if i try to start it it wont restart UNLESS i turn ignition all the way off and then back to start.. only then will it restart..
starting to think it may be the ignition switch if that is possible
Oct 31, 2013 (3:38 pm)
Im not sure if yiu guys are still having issues. But my 95 dodge ram 1500 had the same problem I went through all the sensors fuel pressure was ffinenew coil and coil wire. It turned out to be the wireharness cinnector ti the coil. I rewired it a few times and taped it up but still jogged loose. Well I went to a scrap yard pulled the connector off and rewired it to mine. Runs fine now. Also check your commection to the computer I replaced my compute and she ran fine no stalling that used to happen when I hit a bump or even closed the truck door.