I would replace the ignition module in the distributor.
The ignition module that is in the distributor is probley bad.
it does not run smoothly and not all plugs fire when supposed to Addition to above: No spark or intermittent spark, a problem that was fairly common back when distributors had vacuum advances was that one of the wires going to the pickup coil (pole piece) would break from the back and forth movement of the pickup as the vacuum advance would move it to control the timing, symptoms would be no start or that it would start and when you put a load on the engine and the vacuum dropped the vacuum advance would start to move the pickup coil, the broken wire would open the circuit and the spark would die.To check this problem was fairly simple by removing the cap & rotor and tugging lightly on the wires where they go into the pickup coil/pole piece, if one of the wires was broken you could see it and knew you had to replace the pickup coil which GM called a pole piece (magnetic pickup coil and pole piece are the same thing).
Bad coil? Bad distributor cap? Bad distributor rotor?
Not bled properly or not adjusted properly.
Ok, I have figured it out. The coil is putting off what looks to be a good spark, but It is not strong enough to go through the gap between the cap and rotor to get back to the wires. I replaced it and it works!!
The only time I've seen cracked spark plugs was putting them in or taking them out with the socket not perfectly straight.
Could be spark in the motor, or the distributor and rotor need to be replaced.
Out of time or spark plug wires installed incorrectly. The distributor may be worn out.
The spark plug gap on a 1989 Toyota pickup with a 3.0 liter V6 engine should be set at .032 inches. The best spark plug for this vehicle would be an iridium plug.
I have an 89 Ranger with the 2.9L, was driving on the highway and it just quit. I thought it was probably the timing chain, had it towed to a shop and he checked fuel pressure which was normal, found no spark condition. He tested the ignition coil, pickup coil, module and wiring for faults. Failure traced to the ignition control module. He also replaced the distributor cap, rotor, and coil wire. If you have a no spark condition I would recheck all these because I think if it is a broken timing chain you would still have spark. The ignition control module is at the base of the distributor cap. Assuming your ignition coil and ignition control module are good, try the pickup coil. Stay with the ignition system until you get spark. i have the same problem with my 88 ranger changed distributor, rotor button, ignition coil, and tfi module, still no spark. If it is the timing chain it will not spark.
You could have a bad ignitor. It is located on the drivers side fender well. There is also still a good possibility that your ignition coil is bad, despite the fact that the coil resistance is checking out within specs. I would change the coil first; it's cheaper than the ignitor or the distibutor. If still no start and you have verified that the coil is getting voltage then it is the pickup coil in the distributor. Unfortunately, the pickup coil is not replaceable on its own. You will have to change the whole distributor to get a new pickup coil. Good luck.
Usually if the pickup goes it won't start. Year, Make, Model, Engine size would help here. Module & coil are popular also. When does it stall? Hot? cold? Idle?
you would take out the spark plugs still attached to the spark wires. place the metal of the plugs onto a grounded metal spot. make sure they are not touching in order to prevent damaging them or blowing fuses.
I'm not sure what a stock rack is, but I think you're talking about putting the horse in the bed of the pickup with a rack or bars for the perimeter. If that is what you had in mind I'd have to say pass on this. I don't even know how you would get a horse up that high. Even a pickup that has not been raised is still to high to safely get your horse in it. Always opt for the a trailer that is meant to haul horses and a pickup truck that is heavy enough with a large enough engine to pull a trailer with a horse combined.
If you know that there is spark at the distributor cap then I would think it would be bad spark plug leads.
make sure your air cleaner is clean,also check for fouled spark plugs
Correct Year of the Truck would have helped. 1996 FORD F-250 PICKUP, 4.9L 300 cubic inch L6 MFI(Y), Ignition Spark Plug Gap .044
I had the same problem with 137,000 miles on my Nissan pickup. I replaced the spark plugs and the spark plug wires (with high quality ones). I bought a rotor and distributor cap, but did not replace them. I will in the near future. Just the added items made the truck run like brand new. Much more pickup.
No sorry you would still have to pay
If it still has the original DexCool coolant, it would be a pinkish/red.
Short in the wiring or the circuit is overloaded and pulling too much current. Can also be a loose connection causing a spark.
no. as this would harm the engine, or at least affect its life span and continued running. It would probably foul the spark plugs and damage the catalytic converter, if it has one.
Manifest Pickup is an object that is scheduled to be pickup by a carrier.In shipping & handling if you schedule a pickup for an item to be shipped. On that day there would be a scheduled to pick it up.
those were probably the original spark plugs that came with the tracker when it was first off the line.....you are lucky your car is still alive.