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got fire and getting fuel but wont start on 1997 Ford Ranger

changed fuel filter,thermostat,surpintine belt,plugs,wires,flushed radiator,water pump...this after over heating

How hot did it get, hot enough to quit running? Compression needs to be checked!
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Yes, check compression. Is it is a timing belt motor? If so, do check the timing if the compression is bad before you condemn the motor.

Eric Sevim - ASE Master Certified Technician
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