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95 b2300 no start ?


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For starters this thing has definitely been used. It has 250k+ miles on it but I want to fix it since it’s a 2.3 and also 4x4.
I bought it in the condition that it’s in, non running etc….
So what I know is that it’s not getting any spark, nor is it getting fuel pressure, and also the CEL is not working.
What I have done, … checked the bulb in the gage cluster, and swapped the pcm with another known to be good pcm from a 1997 ranger with the same configuration. Also I have checked fuses, relays, etc…. Still the same thing, no start. Will crank all day and it sounds like it’s got good compression (haven’t tested) and the timing belt is intact and not loose at all…. I’ve never dealt with these engines before so any suggestions are much appreciated!
 


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Figure out why it doesn't have spark, then check if the pump is running, then if the injectors are firing
 

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Figure out why it doesn't have spark, then check if the pump is running, then if the injectors are firing
Pump is not running, I did confirm that. I will be installing a crank sensor, but I have my doubts. With the CEL not working, that’s where my concern lies… or am I missing something? Lol
 

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Figure out why the pump isn't running first. The fuel pump doesn't care about a crank sensor signal.
 

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Figure out why the pump isn't running first. The fuel pump doesn't care about a crank sensor signal.
Sounds good. I’ll go over the same things I did yesterday… maybe I missed something. ?
 

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Ignition on, check for power and ground at the pump. Might only have 12v for a few seconds while it tries to prime the pump, should be constant while cranking. If that's good then try powering the pump directly
 

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If you don't have spark or fuel pump it sounds like the ignition isn't turning on, I would check the key on power in some places, I think there's a keyed power on the OBD II port or disconnect the ECM and check on the pin there, either that or there's a bad ground somewhere... any bad fuses in the power distribution box?
 

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