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I have a 91 ford ranger 4.0 liter

It won't start.I put a code reader on it and it brought up a code saying Ignition Profile Pickup (pip) circuit failure.I bought a ford repair manual for the truck and can't find anything in the book about it,so know i am stuck and I am tring to find some suggestions on it.If you could help me out on it i would appereciate it.

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  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    Everything I see on the internet mentions a TFI (Thick Film Integrated) ignition. That doesn't help me. Is the Crank Angle Sensor on the front of the engine?

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    exact code number would help, I do this for free just to be helpful, if you will give me a fixya rating I will be glad to help you solve this.

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If it has lost spark the senor can be called a crank angle sensor hope it helps

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  • Loose wires/connectors.

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