Ford Bronco II Parts And Ford Bronco II Accessories
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How to Get the Engine Started and Running for Ford Bronco II
Ford Bronco II was Ford\'s re-entry into the compact SUV segment in 1983 since the full-sizing of original Bronco in 1978. Initially equipped with a four-wheel drive, Ford Bronco II was marketed to single individuals and young couples with its go-anywhere ability. When a rear-wheel drive was offered in 1986, buyers\' profile expanded to include suburban consumers, who found the tough yet sophisticated SUV image appealing but didn\'t require the off-road driving aptitude. Meanwhile in the same year, complaints from early owners about Ford Bronco II\'s lack of power led to the new 140hp, fuel injected 2.9L Cologne V6 engine. As power deficiency also manifested apparently in \"won\'t start\" problems with Ford Bronco II, read on further to find out how you may get its engine started and running.
Get to basics with fuel system
Checking on your vehicle\'s fuel system may be your initial step to start the engine. Of course, you want to make sure you have fuel at the right amount. But you could also try first with a little starting fluid. Measure the fuel pressure which should register at around 35psi. Otherwise, check on any line connection barriers such as debris or snow particles. If there\'s still little or no pressure, you may opt for a fuel pump replacement.
During winter, another factor that may prevent your engine from starting is condensed moisture. Water particles that drop and eventually freeze again may build up fuel hose lines, thus blocking the flow of fuel into the engine. Hence, you may also consider using a fuel \"de-icer\" one to two times during the cold season.
Fix the electrical issues
A dirty or corroded battery may be foremost among electrical-related problems that are keeping your engine from starting. Moreover, check a possible dead battery either by a tester or jump-starting the car. If the car jump-starts immediately, then it\'s time to replace your battery with a new one. Ensure that battery connections are clean as well.
A defective ignition switch may also be the cause for a \"car won\'t start\" scenario. When key is placed at \"ON\" position and red warning lights don\'t show, the ignition switch may be busted. Otherwise, proceed with placing the key at \"START\" position. At this instance, the warning lights should now turn off if your ignition switch is okay.
Another electrical item to check is the starter. Get a helper to assist you hold the lead of the circuit tester on the smaller wire of the starter which serves as the engager wire. Then ask your helper to turn the key while you check on the starter. If starter spins freely, then the problem search continues elsewhere.
Troubleshoot the ignition system
Ignition system troubleshooting may start with the coil, coil wire and distributor cap. A multi-meter may be used to test the coil, but you may simply check its condition with your hands. Same with the coil wire, check for any cracks or breaks and then use the circuit tester to test for continuity. The distributor cap must also be checked for any moisture inside, and allowed to dry to work properly. To check on the spark plugs, you may buy a tester from a local store and have it hooked up with the spark plug wire. When it lights up, then the spark plug is fine.