3.0L idling, then died.
1992 3.0L Ford Ranger 2WD w/110,000mi.
My son's truck had died on him a couple of times over the last month, but it would always restart after a minute or so and then run perfectly. Last night, he was sitting at an intersection waiting to turn and the engine just cut off. This time it won't restart. It will turn over normally but won't fire. I checked all of the obvious stuff (gas?, oil?) and the coil module on top of the engine was replaced last year. Do these modules ever fail in this manner (cut off, restart, cut off, restart, cut off, death) or wouldn't they fail without warning? Last year, there was no warning, it just didn't start one day. Based on MOST electronic devices, it's usually GO or NO GO. No in-between. Has anyone had similar problems or symptoms in this area?
Any input, suggestions, help, or just plain 'ole wisecracks would be appreciated! The laughter would be a treat!