Ran fine before battery terminal swap.


Wadewilsonthepool

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Ive had my 2.9l 1990 ford ranger 4x4 since July 2018 so its been a few months after I swapped out the clutch pad among other very important parts and I decided I should change out my battery terminals before the connection gets so bad they dont work anymore. I change my terminals. My fuel pump stops working immediately after. I replaced it for a brand new one and then come to find I'm not getting spark in the engine. So I take off my air intake and replace my entire distributor and the little chip in the back of it. Still. No. Spark. My coil pack is successfully sending spark to the distributor but its not being distributed by the distributor. Has anyone else had this problem? Also my new fuel pump is silent but my friend swears up and down that he smells fuel when I prime it. Any ideas except for checking the grounds? Ive tried it already.
 


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How did you check your grounds? Visually only? Or with a continuity tester?

Is the rotor turning inside the distributor when you crank it over?
 

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How did you check your grounds? Visually only? Or with a continuity tester?

Is the rotor turning inside the distributor when you crank it over?
I redid the grounds with speaker wire and tried a new battery to frame ground wire with a gauge that actually matched the positive wire and did a visual check for the wires because I dont have a multimeter but I think I'll be getting one soon for this. I'll check to see if the rotor spins when I'm off work today. (The screw that holds the distributor in place is secure but doesnt hurt to double check) does anyone know what size wires each ground is supposed to be?
 


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