2.3L ('83-'97) Help! Two Rangers dead


Fuelaltered

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Vehicle Year
94 & 95 splash
Make / Model
Ranger shortbed
Engine Type
2.3 (4 Cylinder)
Engine Size
4,4,
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Total Lift
none
Total Drop
2 inches on both
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One has blown head gasket,(can wait). Other quit with no fuel or ignition, but turns over. Checked all routine items according to a Chilton manual, and appear that the ECM may be bad, but have no way to test. Have a unit from a 97 ranger, but am reluctant to try it. Truck is 95. Suggestions?
 


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tomw

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toenails of foothills NW of Atlanta
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1985
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ford
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2.3 (4 Cylinder)
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lima bean
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
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vertical and above ground
A blown head gasket can lead to rust in the cylinder... and a seized engine. I'd be sure there's no liquid before letting it wait.

Check the 97 OBD-II codes. I would suspect the crank sensor as w/o that, you'll get nothing.
tom
 


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