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1994 ford ranger 4cyl 2.3 timing belt replacement have tried

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both positions for setting timing...
1994 ford ranger 4cyl 2.3 timing belt replacement have tried both positions for setting timing will crank but not fire. Both crankshaft positions and lined the cam and aux up to their correct positions. Ps battery is now flat
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Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 7 years ago
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Hello!

 

Line up the timing marks correctly the way they should be and lets diagnose this no start condition. Lets be sure the engine has spark fuel and compression. If there is spark and compression, then this thing should run on starting fluid. If there is spark but no compression, then we will have to investigate further into the engine.

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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
Yes need more info have spark, fuel, compression etc and have just tried replacing the crank position sensor.......... had the ignition control module checked the day the belt broke it checked out fine 3 times
Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 7 years ago

Ok.. good!

 

What is the compression at?

 

Does it run with starting fluid?

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Customer reply replied 7 years ago

cyl 1-110 cyl-2-110 cyl-3-95 cyl-4-105 starting fluid ???

 

Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 7 years ago

Why is cylinder number three low on compression?

 

Yeah... try spraying starting fluid into the intake and see if she fires up.

 

 

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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
will try gasoline from a rag into carborator..... was made redundant two weeks ago with no holiday pay and 1 days notice and no severence and so trying to do this myself to cut costs
Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 7 years ago
I would not recommend using a rag soaked with gas....I would just use starting fluid.
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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
I don't have starting fluid and the gas down the carborator was a no go
Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 7 years ago
And we are sure that we have spark?
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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
we had spark on tuesday when the belt first broke some guy stopped and helped me beside the road. it was his suggestion to check the ignition control module. it was not until later we discovered that the timing belt was broken. have plenty of gas coming trough from the fuel pump. tried bleeding it incase it had low pressure enough pressure to shoot the open hood. this guy who stoped and helped me did indicate that he could not find a spark on clylendar 1 plug set number 1 though
Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 7 years ago
So no spark.... is that correct?
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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
well he said i had spark in all bar 1 of the 8 plugs
Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 7 years ago
I would just double check for spark on all cylinders. If the engine has spark, then it should run with starting fluid. If not, then the valve timing is off.
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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
will go and check the spark again as soon as the wife gets up. am pretty sure that i have the valve timing right key way crankshaft dead at 12, aux at 12 and camshaft at indicator about 5 was dead on just not sure with the crank shaft position sensor which 12 is the right one for the compression and ehaust stroke or does this not matter?
Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 7 years ago
It should not matter... which way it is lined up will detemine if its on the compression stoke or the exhaust stroke.
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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
ok will check spark when wife gets up......... question when i plugged up the new crankshaft position sensor the battery was still connected this would not have damaged it?
Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 7 years ago
No... that should not cause the crank sensor to go bad...
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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
refresh my memory to check spark .....use a screw driver in the plug coil thingee and touch the lead to the shaft of the screwdriver with just enough gap to see a visable spark
Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 7 years ago

Disconnect #1 ignition wire at the spark plug.
Install a spark tester into the end of the spark plug boot.
Have an assistant crank the engine over and check for spark at the tester.
Repeat this process at each spark plug.
If any cylinder does not show spark, proceed to secondary component tests.
If ALL secondary components show no spark, test components individually.
If all cylinders test O.K., inspect for fouled spark plugs and clean or replace as necessary.

 

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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
sorry you had to work so hard for your money and thanks for the time
Ford Mechanic: AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN replied 7 years ago

Thanks for the accept!

 

Good luck!

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