I have been having a really weird starting problem. My other thread describing it is here:
98 ranger won't start after sitting for a couple hours
1998 Reg Cab 2wd Stepside Ranger w/ 2.5L 4cyl engine and standard tranny.
Anyway I have changed a whole list of parts trying to get my truck to start with the key and starter. It just cranks and cranks and will not fire. I can pop start it from a roll no problem though.
starter (4 times)
Recently Replaced (6 months ago):
used relacement 2.5L engine with 58k miles out of a 2000 ranger
new clutch and resurfaced flywheel
new plugs and wires
timing belt replacement
cleaned maf, egr, throttle body
iac is good
all relays, fuses, and grounds are good
fuel pressure is good and has new filter
all vacumn lines are good
still no start when I turn the key. its driving me nuts
I have talked to tons of people and I'm am now leaning towards a crank position sensor.
My question is how do I replace it? I know where it is and it's tough to get to. What do I have to remove in order to access the bolts and wire harness? And do I have to set the crankshaft in any particular position when I put it in? I have searched and could not come up with much on the subject.
Attached is a picture showing the location of the ckps.
Thanks for any help