ford bronco

Asked by GuruNWTM2 Oct 17, 2019 at 01:16 AM about the 1988 Ford Bronco XLT 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1988 Ford Bronco 2 it gets fired up but it
will not start

2 Answers

234,705

So I take it that it cranks but won’t fire up. When was the last time the distributor pickup, ignition module and ignition coil was replaced. You can check it by unplugging the ignition coil, use a test light and test for battery power on the positive coil wire, If no power check the ignition switch, if you have power then put test light between positive coil power and the trigger wire or negative on the coil electrical plug, now crank the engine as look for a flashing light, if you have a flashing light replace the ignition coil, if no flashing light replace the distributor pickup coil and the ignition module as a set then recheck for flashing light, if you have flashing light reconnect the ignition coil and it should fire up if everything else is in working order. Of corse on a rig this old you could also have wiring issues, relays bad or intermittent, weak grounds. The list goes on.

234,705

Forgot about the fuel pump, filter, relay and the accursed fuel cut off switch.

Your Answer:

Shortcuts

Ford Bronco Experts

  • #1
    G A Arne
    Reputation
    740
  • #2
    Clayton Cameron
    Reputation
    300
  • #3
    Js08016
    Reputation
    200
View All

Find great deals from top-rated dealers

Search

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
70 Great Deals out of 8,193 listings starting at $3,990
Used Jeep Wrangler
14 Great Deals out of 916 listings starting at $7,998
Used Ford Mustang
23 Great Deals out of 1,357 listings starting at $6,898
Used Chevrolet Blazer
3 Great Deals out of 974 listings starting at $32,145
Used Ford Ranger
3 Great Deals out of 1,605 listings starting at $4,995
Used Toyota 4Runner
4 Great Deals out of 784 listings starting at $7,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.