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Old 05-21-2011
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ok the other night i went to the store i was low on gas. as i took off from the stop sign it just died on me. i tried to pop the clutch and nothing happened so i figured i was out of gas i put some in and the truck still wont start all it does is crank but wont turn over can someone pls help me before i blow it up. thanks
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comon guys i know someone knows something!
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Do the basics. Check for Spark, Air, Fuel and Compression, in that order.
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WHAT YEAR
WHAT ENGINE
GIVE SOME INFO AND MAYBE WE WON'T HAVE TO YELL FOR IT !!!!!

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lol 1995 2.3l 4banger 5spd
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might have jumped timing
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well i found a blown fuse under the hood i replaced it it started for like 10 secs and then the fuse blew again
somone told me it was the ignition silinoid or some **** but im unable to find it
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what was the fuse for?
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not sure i dont have a owners manual to find out
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the underside of the cover didnt have a description?
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It sounds like something is shorting out.
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^yea...if we only knew what that fuse was for
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yeah just not sure what. the fuse that keeps blowing is the maxi 1 under the hood
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what was the fuse number...they usually have that on the cover
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Well fuse 1 goes to your ignition switch so that would most likely be where your problem is.

From that fuse it goes through your fire wall and splits into 4 wires (all of these are yellow) and these four goto your ignition switch.

Just as a guess I would say there is a short in your switch, afterall it is part mechanical and can wear out and cause shorts.

If it was me I would grab a switch from another vehicle and see if it starts then. The switch in your truck is the same in hundreds of ford vehicles. You can take a look at the switch here and click on compatibility to see all the ones that the switch is in:
http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/de...2018&ppt=C0039

Just about any ranger from 95-04 has the same switch.

The switch is located right underneath the steering column.
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ok cool thanks. someone i know told to also check my ignition module but im uable to find it i was told it was in my grill or possiablly under the dash somewhere.... i will diffentlly check out the switch thanks for the info.
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your ignition control module is on your intake....if original its grey and has a plug that goes in the top and one in the bottom, lots of wires
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ok cool thanks alot for all the advice guys. now maybe i can get my truck back on the road.
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ok ive finally got some time to work on my truck. i removed the igniction switch is there any way to tell if its bad so i dont go and buy a new one and end up not needing it?
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well she started up after changing the ignition switch. shes running very very rough though hopefully once the computer resets she'll be running **** to the wall again. once again thanks to everyone for the advice and help....
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