Ignition, Charging & Computers

 

DISCLAIMER: Activities and vehicle modifications appearing or described at The Ranger Station and it’s pages may be potentially dangerous. We do not endorse any such activity for others or recommend it to any particular person – we simply describe the experiences and opinions of other Ranger/Bronco II owners. If you choose to engage in these activities it is by your own free will and at your own risk. Any and all modifications will likely cause a vehicle to behave differently than stock. Some modifications may significantly increase your risk when driving the vehicle or be dangerous in some driving situations. Use good judgment when engaging in any activity or making any modifications. Do not take unwise risks. Consult a certified professional if you are not sure of something. The Ranger Station and the authors of these articles assume no liability for how any particular individual chooses to use the information presented here. Some of these modifications may void your vehicles warranty. Please also read our Legal notice HERE.

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Ignition

Duraspark Basics

2.8 Duraspark Conversion

Remote Mount TFI Ignition Module

MSD Ignition On A Ford 3.0

3.0L Camshaft Position Sensor

4.0L Camshaft Synchronizer

3.0L & 4.0L Camshaft Position Sensor (Shop Manual)

2.8 Round Distributor Rotor Problems

4.0 (SOHC) Plugs & Wires

Computer

TFI Diagnostics

EEC-IV (OBD-I) Diagnostics

OBD-I 2-Digit Codes

OBD-I 3-Digit Codes

OBD-II Trouble Codes

Diagnosis Using The O2 Sensor

Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) Operation & Test

Battery & Charging

Charging System Trouble Shooting

Electrical Diagrams

Charging System

Alternators

Dual Battery Setups

Cheap Dual Battery Setup

Automotive Battery Basics

130 Amp Alternator Swap

130 AMP Alternator Install

130 AMP Alternator Upgrade

200 AMP Alternator Upgrade

Fuses:

1983-1992 Fuse Box Diagrams & Checking Fuses

1993-1997 Fuse Box Diagrams & Checking Fuses

1998-2000 Fuse Box Diagrams & Checking Fuses

2001-2003 Fuse Box Diagrams & Checking Fuses

2004-2011 Fuse Box Diagrams & Checking Fuses