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#1776 of 2995 1991 Ford Ranger, bad miss sometimes
Nov 07, 2005 (6:20 pm)
I have a 1991 Ford Ranger, 2.3L engine, 230,000 miles (90,000 on engine).
Anyhow, at certain times the rpm's will drop down and it will develop a serious miss. It sounds like a lawn mower going down the road.
For instance, lets say im goin 55 mph in 5th gear.which is usually around or below 3,000 rpm's. All the sudden the rpms will drop down to 1500, and it will start putting along. Then the tach will go up again and it will start running properely.
I have changed the fuel filter, all 8 plugs, plug wires, fuel pump.
I have been told that bad fuel could cause this, but it is happening too much to be bad fuel. Am I losing a coil pack? There is a exhaust leak on the manifold, could this be letting cold air into the engine?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
#1777 of 2995 96 Ranger Cruise Control?
Nov 08, 2005 (8:00 pm)
I have the 4.0 engine, 5 speed stick, 4 wheel drive. My factory cruise control worked intermittently last year, and this year it has been completely dead. No signs of a bad fuse. Does anyone have any ideas?
#1778 of 2995 Re: 96 Ranger Cruise Control? [exploder750]
Nov 09, 2005 (10:04 am)
I'm not absolutely sure, but I think the cruise is driven from the ABS sensor in the rear differential.
It should be throwing some codes if the sensor is bad. Is your check engine light on?
#1779 of 2995 Re: 96 Ranger Cruise Control? [bolivar]
Nov 09, 2005 (4:03 pm)
No, check engine light is not on.
#1780 of 2995 Re: 96 Ranger Cruise Control? [exploder750]
Nov 09, 2005 (6:01 pm)
On second thought, the cruise is probably driven by a sensor that goes into the transmission, it's part of the cable that goes into there. If there are two wires where the cable goes into the transmission, that's it.
Anyway, I'm not sure I would 'throw parts' at this problem. This might need to be something a comptenet mechanic needs to check out.
#1781 of 2995 94" Ranger 4x4 not working!
Nov 12, 2005 (5:29 am)
sometimes my 4 wheeldrive indicater lights come on when truck is started and go off when truck is put in gear, and somtimes they dont come on at all. Transfer case is not being activated! I tested the button on the Moduale behind the seat, it flashed 4 times showing its good! I jacked it up seeing that front differential works by turning drive shaft.
Anyone had this problem or got any ideals what to check? Anyone know where to go from checking the dash swithes on through the system?
#1782 of 2995 Re: Check engine light [tnlady50]
Nov 13, 2005 (9:38 am)
I am having the same problem. I have not only replaced the O2 sensors but the mass air flow sensor,the fuel flow regulator and 2 fuel filters. My problem came about due to bad fuel that caused me to replace the injectors. Needless to say I have spent a lot on this problem and I still have the darn light on. I have checked the codes on the engine diagnostics and they always come back as lean bank 1 and lean bank 2. Any help would be appreciated.
#1783 of 2995 Re: '98 Ranger high idle [hiburg]
Nov 15, 2005 (7:47 am)
I have a High RPM problem when my clutch is engaged it hangs at a high idle. The truck seems to run normal though after clutch is left out. Can any one help
#1784 of 2995 HIGH IDLE WITH CLUTCH IN
Nov 15, 2005 (7:50 am)
94 Ford Ranger 3.0L. I have a High RPM problem when my clutch is engaged it hangs at a high idle. The truck seems to run normal though after clutch is left out. Can any one help????
#1785 of 2995 Re: HIGH IDLE WITH CLUTCH IN [krod]
Nov 15, 2005 (7:12 pm)
I've seen the solution to this problem, and on this site I think, but I don't remember what it was......
Can someone else remember? I know this has been covered on here.