1988 2.3L Ranger won't start, only crank
2 weeks ago, I drove my truck home from a 2 hour long drive no problems. The next day I go outside and try to start it nothing just cranking without firing. Here's all the checks I've done on it.
1. Getting spark (nice and blue). TFI module & coil checks out.
2. Verified TDC on no 1 cyclinder & rotor location. Timing belt is still there.
3. Checked fuel pump, both relays, intertia switch, fuel pressure at the rail when the key is on (inital 40psi). Replaced the fuel filter.
4. Full tank of gas, drove an hour after the fill up.
5. Cleaned the battery terminals & verified they were tight.
Here's some other info...
1. When I changed the fuel filter and drained the rail, I got back in and cranked it. It fired momentarily and went back to the same old same old.
2. Here's another issue, when I crank it I get an odor of gas.
I thought it was the EEC (brains). So after cranking it for awhile I disconnected the computer and for ****s and giggles tried to start it. It fired and ran really rough until the gas was gone from the intake manifold. Then it would not start back up. Hooked up the computer, it just went back to cranking with no hint of firing. Then I unhooked the computer and it fired up and ran really rough until it burned all the fuel out of the intake.
I purchased a remanufactured computer and installed it. It is not that because all it does is crank without any hope of firing. Can someone help me out with this. I know it is somewhere in the fuel system or a sensor but I am lost right now.