I have fuel but no fire

Asked by Aug 30, 2016 at 04:51 PM about the 1996 Ford Ranger

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

We have a 1996 Ford Ranger 2.3 4 8 pluges
It will not start, It crankes like it is tring but nothing happens
What could cause this?

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These trucks are notorious for developing corrosion inside the spark plug wires terminals at the coil packs . This can cause the coil packs to fail due to excessive resistance . remove and check all ignition cables for excessive corrosion build up . And you might want to consider ignition coil replacement as well . Additionally if the engine has been cranked excessively with no start . It is a good guess the spark plugs have been soaked and fouled with fuel residue . Remove and replace or clean and replace .

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