20 Most Recent 1986 Ford Ranger 2WD Questions & Answers


Hello! Orange/Light Blue wire from Fuel Pump Relay to the Inertia Switch...Other side of Inertia Switch is Pink/Black wire that connects to the Pump...Other side of Pump is Black to chassis ground...

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1986 Ford Ranger... | Answered on Sep 30, 2018


Did you check for B+ voltage at the coil ? Need volt meter to check that ! Ignition module could be bad ! There are videos on youtube for testing this ignition system !
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1986 Ford Ranger... | Answered on Sep 09, 2016


By breaking I assume you mean into pieces? The only thing that would cause this is a badly misaligned transmission. Any other problems would cause such vibration you would not drive the vehicle .

1986 Ford Ranger... | Answered on Oct 14, 2015


Could be a bad Throttle position sensor, and starter solenoid.

1986 Ford Ranger... | Answered on Jul 07, 2015


1988 ranger 2.9 runs great cold then after a few minutes when warmed up hesitates with intermittent black smoke from the tail pipe until i hit the the throttle then clears and will repeat this behavior...

1986 Ford Ranger... | Answered on Jun 21, 2015


Clean and tighten battery cable connections and check battery ground, engine ground-should be a ground strap from engine to the body or frame. If this happens and you have nothing, no headlights, nothing-it's almost certainly a problem at or right off the battery.

1986 Ford Ranger... | Answered on May 09, 2015


It could be the turn signal switch, since the brake wire travels through the turn switch after it leaves the brake switch and then goes to the bulbs. That is how you get a steady brake light on one side, and a blinking light on the turning side. The rear turn signal lights and brake lights share the same filament in the bulbs (and the same wire). The wire on the turning side has to first travel through the flasher relay.
If you have a test light, first check for power out of the brake light switch with the pedal depressed. Then check for power in and power out at the turn switch connector-power in on the brake light wire and power out on either of the wires going to the rear bulbs-if no power out, the turn switch is bad-brake pedal still depressed so you still have the signal.

1986 Ford Ranger... | Answered on Apr 20, 2015


Check for spark at the distributor if no spark check or replace coil pack. also check to see distributor is turning while engine cranking, if not, possible worn out or broken gear tooth on shaft inside engine.
if distributor turns, check for burnt or worn out points and/or contacts on distributor cap.

1986 Ford Ranger... | Answered on Mar 05, 2015


depends on what motor but it should be mounted on the side of the engine block or right above the oil pan on the block do you have just a light or a pressure gauge with a needle ? what motor? in ant case here's what they look like
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1986 Ford Ranger... | Answered on Mar 04, 2015


Do a Google or Yahoo search and look in the Pictures.

1986 Ford Ranger... | Answered on Jan 29, 2015


try spraying your distribotor cap w/ wd-40, sounds crazy try it. moisture around and in distributor will make it do that. better yet replace dist. cap and rotor all together. no more problems. check it out. try wd first. pull cap off and look for corrosion i bet thats your problem.hope this helps

1986 Ford Ranger... | Answered on Jan 22, 2015


I had a similar problem with an older f-series. The dealer suggested a bunch of different options, of course none were guaranteed and most were expensive. Instead of the repairs you already did, and a few others, I decided to put in a toggle switch that ran direct power from the battery to the starter. Just had to turn the key to "run" and flip the switch. If you do this be advised, you have to flip the switch off immediately after the engine fires up, (and don\'t put the toggle switch where it can be bumped by accident) Worked great for years, and the one person who tried to steal the truck gave up because he couldn\'t start it. Still have the truck, farm beater now, but it still starts. Good luck.

1986 Ford Ranger... | Answered on Oct 14, 2014


if the solenoid is hooked up right an you changed ever thing you said well it is the rod in the steering Colum it is not spring back up after you let off the key

1986 Ford Ranger... | Answered on Oct 13, 2014


I had the same need on an 87 firebird what I did was go to the junk yard find the same truck with same engine and trace the lines make my own diagram, and in my case buy the hard plastic formed vacuum lines that were broken. hope that helps

1986 Ford Ranger... | Answered on Aug 25, 2014


Ok I'm back here is what u need to do to figure this out 1st have u ever replaced the coil pack ?? Plugs and wires if so how many miles do u have on them get back to me with awnsers and we will get to the bottom of this issue thanx Chris

1986 Ford Ranger... | Answered on Jun 22, 2014

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