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Icon5 Having trouble starting my truck

So i recently started having trouble with my truck , it was over heating so i just decided to buy a new thermostat , fan clutch , and water pump and its a good thing i changed the water pump and fan clutch cause they were both bad....now this is my problem after i finished installing everything back and tried to turn on the truck it wouldnt start , it would crank but it wouldnt start ( oh by the way its a 92 ranger with the 2.3) so i thought it was bad battery...wasnt it after cranking it and crankin it , it no longer wanted to crank ok so i thought it was the starter that went out bought a new one changed it...that didnt work either i checked all the plug wires for spark , all the plugs from the side of the exhaust manifold have spark but the ones from the intake manifold side thats probably why i smelled gas also cause it wasnt burning it up so i ended up buying a new ignition control module........wasnt it what could it be? could it be a bad coil...it cant be timing i never messed with it. any help would be awesome..plz help it went from cranking to no longer cranking i dont kow what else to check for.....
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I think you just drained the battery too much cranking it.I would get a jump.
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I think you just drained the battery too much cranking it.I would get a jump.

nope i have tried that already didnt work.
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If you're getting spark from one coil pack and not the other and it was working before you did the thermostat, water pump, and clutch fan, it's probably something you're just overlooking. It ran fine before right?

You may have accidentally unplugged something. You could always swap coil packs to see if you start getting spark on the intake side as well. Have you checked any fuses?




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If you're getting spark from one coil pack and not the other and it was working before you did the thermostat, water pump, and clutch fan, it's probably something you're just overlooking. It ran fine before right?

You may have accidentally unplugged something. You could always swap coil packs to see if you start getting spark on the intake side as well. Have you checked any fuses?




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yes i have checked the whole engine bay to see if i accidently unplugged anything everything was fine and yes it used to run fine before , thats actually one thing i havent checked the fuses i should check that out ...oh i also when i tried starting it today smoke came out from where , i have no idea it wasnt alot of smoke though it was small wondering what that is about.
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There is a major ground connection in the water pump area. I believe you may have had to remove it to swap the water pump. It may be a ground for an ignition coil. Check your grounds!

Did the smoke you saw come out of the engine compartment?
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Battery

I just recently had a problem with my truck. I thought it was my battery because there was no corrosion on the end of my cables. But what was in side my cables was a different story. try to look inside your cables. could possible be a bad connection through you cables.
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Check your grounds.
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There is a major ground connection in the water pump area. I believe you may have had to remove it to swap the water pump. It may be a ground for an ignition coil. Check your grounds!

Did the smoke you saw come out of the engine compartment?

No i didnt see any ground cables when i removed the water pump , i switched the ignition coils to see if one of them was bad it did the same thing i get spark on the passenger side of the truck but not the driver side also i checked were the smoke came out of and it comes out of the air intake and smells like gas also...any ideas?
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