1983 ford ranger 2.8L v6

Asked by Feb 25, 2017 at 01:27 AM about the 1983 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I was going home from work my truck was
running just fine and everything els I
stopped at store to get a drink came back
out and the truck would only turn over but
wouldn't start I pulled one of the plugs and
checked for spark and there was no spark
at all so I replace coil pack and checked
my points and i still get nothing what could
my problem do

2 Answers

105,375

An 83 should not have points and condenser, it should be solid state, if it has been modified and you have power to the coil then check for broken wiring to the distributor from the coils negative terminal, if that checks good then replace the points and condenser, however if this is stock and you have solid state ignition and the wiring is good replace the ignition module and if it has never been done the distributor pickup coil.

55,255

Agree with tennishoes, as a former owner of a 1984 Ranger 2.8 4x4 I can tell you either the ignition module or the ignition switch are the likely failure points. Other issues can also lead to a no spark condition.

Your Answer

Ford Ranger Experts

  • #1
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    1,460
  • #2
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    940
  • #3
    Tracy Hooks
    Reputation
    870
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
656 Great Deals out of 10,073 listings starting at $2,995
Used Chevrolet S-10
11 listings starting at $1,750
Used Ford Mustang
14 Great Deals out of 1,085 listings starting at $3,995

Used Cars For Sale

2011 Ford Ranger For Sale
21 Great Deals out of 65 listings starting at $3,900
2010 Ford Ranger For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 53 listings starting at $1,900
2009 Ford Ranger For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 42 listings starting at $4,995
2008 Ford Ranger For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 101 listings starting at $2,950
2007 Ford Ranger For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 45 listings starting at $4,300

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.