20 Most Recent 1987 Ford Ranger Questions & Answers


for help u will find a lot of wiring diagrams and circuit diagrams help books and stuff like this at reliable-store
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1987 Ford Ranger | Answered on Jan 26, 2019


firstly the tach does not get its reading from the coil, so this wire goes somewhere else.
I would get an auto electrician to check the coil issue as well as these are only low tension wires so should not get hot, this could well be your starting issues

1987 Ford Ranger | Answered on Jan 05, 2019


Why do you need the pressure? I do not know of any gauge to check this pressure. If fluid does not come out when you pressure bleed the system, then you have a clutch master cylinder problem. It may have air in it , or may need to be replaced.

1987 Ford Ranger | Answered on Nov 12, 2018


I am pretty sure it is below and to the right of steering column under the dash.

1987 Ford Ranger | Answered on Oct 07, 2018


Your vehicle has an inertia switch, which is located on the tow board to the right of the transmission pump. Usually the fuel pump does not shut off except in the case of an accident but you can check it anyway. Being fuel injected, your fuel pump is probably in the gas tank and if there is no power to the wires coming out of the tank, you probably have a bad fuel pump

1987 Ford Ranger | Answered on Sep 30, 2018


THERE IS A FUEL PUMP SHUT OFF SWITCH(INERTIA) ON THE PASSENGER SIDE KICK PANEL.INSIDE CAB UNDER DASH.IT INTERUPTS POWER TO THE PUMP IF U ARE IN A COLLISION.PUSH THE RED BUTTON ON TOP OF IT.IF THAT DOES NOT WORK CHECK FOR POWER IN AND POWER OUT.NO POWER OUT BAD SWITCH.NO POWER IN OTHER PROBLEM

1987 Ford Ranger | Answered on Sep 30, 2018


I recently tried the DIY service and repair manuals from a website and it actually helped me repair transmission problem in my jcb 3cx site-master. It would'nt move forward or reverse, engine was good both solenoids for forward and reverse worked, but still couldn't diagnose the problem.
I don't have much technical knowledge but I just followed it step-wise, and now it works perfect! covers wiring, codes, diagrams, torque specs, PCV, everything
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1987 Ford Ranger | Answered on Mar 22, 2018


indicates ignition timing 180 degrees out

1987 Ford Ranger | Answered on Feb 19, 2018


Hello,

I am assuming this has the 3.0L V6.
Is the check engine light on? I think it probably is. If yes, then have the trouble codes read and report them back here for help with your diagnosis.
My initial thoughts would be:
1. Catalytic converters plugged up (if you have an engine code reporting O2 sensor bank issues).
2. Cam shaft synchronizer (especially if you're hearing squeaking from the top of the engine on the drivers side down near the thermostat).
3. EGR Valve / IAC Valve
Finally; just a regular tune-up.

My money is on the Catalytic converters needing to be replaced, however please report back with trouble codes.

Best regards,


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1987 Ford Ranger | Answered on Feb 11, 2018


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Click on the link, tfi ignition module. Hope you can read it. I had to make image smaller to get more info into the diagram.

1987 Ford Ranger | Answered on Feb 05, 2018


relays or fuses for relays

1987 Ford Ranger | Answered on Dec 28, 2017


when car is at operating temp both heater pipes should be more or less the same temperature. If one is cold, try getting the car up in the air so the radiator or expansion tank is higher than the heater...release (carefully) the pressure cap and give the engine three good revs, see if any air comes out and heater pipes equalise. I there is no air in your system you may have a heater water valve fault. Try to locate valve and see what contols it (mechanical , electrical, vacuum)..maybe itcan be manually moved to open, maybe it neds to be replaced.
If you replace it, the air must be bled from the cooling system (see above), but run car until warm with cap off and air will bubble out.
always check coolant levels later when car is cold. Top up coolant as required.

1987 Ford Ranger | Answered on Dec 20, 2017


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Did you check primary voltage to ignition coil? Goes hot with key on, red wire with green tracer. you can use a test light to check voltage.
For testing you can use digital multimeter across battery posts, have helper turn key to crank, how far does the reading drop? If it drops to zero, it is probable you won't have any spark. Generally it should not drop below 9 volts. Make sure battery has a full charge and battery connections all good. As far as testing, if the battery is down, we're just spinning our wheels.

1987 Ford Ranger | Answered on Dec 11, 2017


Check there is a good spark from the ignition coil when the distributor is pulsed, if so check that the rotor is not earthing out on the distributor shaft. if no spark from the coil have it tested.

1987 Ford Ranger | Answered on Nov 04, 2017


change the oil and run the fault codes
take it to an accredited professional transmission specialist for a proper diagnosis

1987 Ford Ranger | Answered on Nov 04, 2017


No, but the tach signal may help you determine if coil is getting signal to spark. If tach needle is moving when engine is cranking over, that means the coil primary circuit is being turned on and off, and that means the ignition control module is working.

1987 Ford Ranger | Answered on Oct 24, 2017

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