- May 17, 2016
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Hey guys, pretty new to this forum though i have been referencing it heavily as of late to figure out what is going on with my 87 ranger. its is the XLT 4x4 model with a 2.9L Cologne V6 engine in it. I bought it a few weeks ago and everything seemed fine but then the truck would "go hunting" while in idle and eventually die; after it warmed up it was fine. Last weekend i drove 2 hours north and it did fine but then after a short break i was driving it around the city and it died at a stoplight, it gurgles and sputtered when i let the clutch out and then died. Since then it will not start. Checked the fuel pump relay and its good, can still hear the pumps humming when i turn the key over. The engine cranks but will not start, volts in battery are good. bought a spark tester and tried it on a spark plug, no spark. tried it on the ignition coil, no spark. took the distributor off, everything looks good, took off the TFI module and took it to get tested and it works fine. cleaned the distributor and put it back on and still no spark. I get no flashing check engine light and do not have a ODB-1 tester but i tried doing it by jumping a connection across the diagnostic connector signal return and the self test input and still nothing. Thing is driving me nuts. Anybody have any ideas? Truck cranks like a champ but no spark. Please help!