Distributor help

Asked by Apr 27, 2016 at 01:14 PM about the 1985 Ford Ranger

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1 Answer

5,565

there is a pin on the helical gear that is pinned onto the shaft...which goes through the bottom of the distributor~ this one is a real SOB to line up with the 6 cylinder motors....you must line the crank up to TDC...and turn the spark rotor so it sparks on number one...then fish around with the shaft....till you are able to spark on the ONE....this is MY experience...also to change the module, you'll need a pin-punch to take off the spur gear....pull the electronics off and replace the gear and hammer the pin...like 1800's technology...I swear~

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Distributor help 1 answer

    1985 Ford Ranger

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Replacing the distributor 1 answer

    We are replacing the distributor on my 91 ranger it's the first time me or my nephew has worke on a car! Need any advice... Does it matter if the new one looks like the screw holes are a little mo...

    1991 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Drivetrain help

    My truck will not change into any gear at all after one day I went to shift into 4th gear and the transmission made no sound or thud at all but only reved up when I let out the clutch! Now it won'...

    1988 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab 4WD SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Removal of Ignition pack on rear of distributor? What type of heads do the machine screws have? 2 answers

    I do not want to pull the distributor...I cannot see the screw heads and need to know what type of tool I need.

    1986 Ford Ranger

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Please help 1 answer

    I have a 94 Ford ranger with the 2.3 5speed manual. I can't figure out why it will not start right away. It takes forever but it will finally start. I have to hold the gas down for it to start. Wh...

    1994 Ford Ranger XL Standard Cab LB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Ford Ranger Questions

Ford Ranger Experts

#1 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 1,300
#2 Tracy Hooks
Tracy Hooks
Reputation 820
#3 Bob Beaman
Bob Beaman
Reputation 780
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
2,127 Great Deals out of 193,345 listings starting at $290
Used Chevrolet S-10
7 Great Deals out of 1,334 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford Mustang
684 Great Deals out of 44,708 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2011 Ford Ranger For Sale
26 Great Deals out of 835 listings starting at $4,600
2010 Ford Ranger For Sale
21 Great Deals out of 455 listings starting at $4,295
2009 Ford Ranger For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 355 listings starting at $3,500
2008 Ford Ranger For Sale
26 Great Deals out of 420 listings starting at $2,995
2007 Ford Ranger For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 297 listings starting at $3,395

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.