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I got spark wont start.not even with starting fluid.

(1990 Ford Ranger)
in Vancouver, WA on February 20, 2016
it has set out of gas for some time. could it have air in the lines/ stuck injectors? some sensor? i checked inertia valve.
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on February 20, 2016
What engine?... Don't know???? .. Yes it makes a difference!!
on February 23, 2016
2.9 v6 5speed 4x4
on February 23, 2016
2.9L, OK... Check to see if crankcase oil is really thin...way overfull and smells of gas... Post results for more information.
on February 23, 2016
yes. not real over full. but like 1/2 quart. and smells like gas. i purchased it taken apart for a clutch. kid i got it from really made a mess of it. cut drivelines, exhaust manifolds, etc.
on February 23, 2016
On the 2.9L, it was common for the fuel pressure regulator diaphragm to rupture and flood the engine and crankcase with gas.. . It will NOT start when that happens! .. Pull vacuum hose off pressure regulator and see if it's ANY trace of gas there.. If so, replace the regulator, change oil & filter and install a set of NEW spark plugs 'before' trying to start it... Good luck..
on February 23, 2016
thank you so much. ill get back to you and let you know how it checks out. thanx again, Jim
on February 23, 2016
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