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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-10-2009, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Need a Ranger guru! - no start issue

My buddy just bought one that had an attempted theft. The stereo was stolen (i believe it was an aftermarket one) and the steering column has been broken open and is in pretty rough shape. He is going to replace the column with one out of a 97 ranger.

The problem is that after the break-in, the truck wouldn't start. Did the 95's have an anti-theft feature? If so, what all does it disable, and can it be reset?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-10-2009, 11:13 PM
 
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gotta start with the basics

1. Does it crank? If so but still no start, check the fuel pump kill switch as a place to start. Could be a ton of things though.

2. No crank

a) check both leads at the starter solenoid. the fat one should have 12v all the time, the little one should get 12v when you turn the key. check with a test light or voltmeter
- if both are good then your starter shat the bed
- if little wire is functioning but big isn't then repair big wire and try again
- if big wire is fuctioning but little one isn't then you've just narrowed your issue so go to 'b'

b) check wiring connections with the ignition switch, check for broken wires and CHECK THE FUSES
- good chance that while being screwed with something was shorted out by accident, tripping a fuse
- also possible that the ignition switch was damaged somehow, or that the key in the cylinder isn't actuating the switch


I hope this helps a bit. Any questions just ask.


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Awesome....everyone loves the *** pebble lol.

where is the fuel pump kill switch located?
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-11-2009, 12:35 AM
 
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if it's a theft recovery first place to look would be the ignition switch,they may have tried to hot wire it,the service manuels have a perimeter alarm as an option best way to tell is to see if there is a hood switch.


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update - whole upper column was replaced with the used one, it will crank, I think I hear the fuel pump, it turns over but won't start.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-11-2009, 01:41 PM
 
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Well at this point it could be tons of things. Start with the basics and check for spark. If it has spark then check for fuel pressure at the rail. That should help narrow things down.

2003 GMC Sierra 3500 -- dually, 4x4, hasn't blown up yet and that's what i look for in a truck

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