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What controls the spark advance on a 94 ranger 2.3 engine.

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What controls the spark...

What controls the spark advance on a 94 ranger 2.3 engine

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Is it an automatic or a manual transmission?

5spd 86000 miles

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Ranger yourself? What have you tried so far?

Im doing the work. i have replaced a lot of the elec parts on it

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

The engine runs but it acts like it is not advanceing the spark advance

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Ford Mechanic: roy, import/domestic specialest replied 2 months ago
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Ford Mechanic: roy, import/domestic specialest replied 2 months ago

ok

the ignition module controls the timing advance along with the ecm.

if you have a lack of power check the following

use a timing light and see what the actual timing is set to.

do a compression test to be sure the engine can produce power.

check the timing belt. a slacked or wron timing belt will cause this.

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Ford Mechanic: roy, import/domestic specialest replied 2 months ago

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