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#262 of 304 ping, detonation, Ranger
Jan 31, 2010 (9:59 am)
I see a number of complaints about the 6cyl engine ping, but my 2001 2.5L with 75k miles sounds like a bag of marbles at highway speed. Regardless of octane. My gut feeling is a sensor. Reminds me of a GM car I had when the vacuum hose fell off the EGR valve, it was a marble party in the cylinders! The truck is with me in the Middle East (military) far away from a Ford dealer! Any advice out there?
#263 of 304 95'ford splash 4.0 L
Apr 15, 2010 (5:25 pm)
hi, i have a splash that will run great for about 10-20 minutes then acts like it runs out of gas and quits!! almost impossible to restart..like its not getting fire or out of gas...then after about a thousand cranks it will start up sluggishley and then run like a scalded dog again for about 10-20 minutes,then the same thing..changed the fuel filter with no luck...any suggestions is appreciated...thanks
#264 of 304 Re: 95'ford splash 4.0 L [tre333]
Apr 15, 2010 (6:22 pm)
First two things that need answered are 1. Has it got proper fuel pressure? 2. is it throwing a code? When it starts and runs bad, it sounds like it is in Limp Home Mode. My impression is fuel first, sensor second. If the fuel pump has issues, it will get hot after a while, then drop pressure. The sensor thought is because I've seen sensors that will operate fine at low temperatures, then send bad readings to the computer when hot, causing the computer to make changes for which there is no event. (That's why the question about code.) Hope it gets you straightened out, Dale
#265 of 304 Re: 95'ford splash 4.0 L [puddles1976]
Apr 15, 2010 (6:51 pm)
thanks....but which sensor?
#266 of 304 Re: 95'ford splash 4.0 L [tre333]
Apr 15, 2010 (8:25 pm)
I'm with puddles, I would put a pressure gauge on the fuel line to see what pressure is on there. Should be about 45 pounds (I think), maybe a little less when it is running.
#267 of 304 Re: 95'ford splash 4.0 L [tre333]
Apr 17, 2010 (8:59 pm)
Fuel pressure sensor.
#268 of 304 engine won't start
Apr 19, 2010 (6:29 pm)
I replaced the timeing gears and then replaced the pick up coil and my 91 ranger will not startit just fluds the engine
Jun 01, 2010 (11:42 am)
I have a 2000 Ranger 3.0 ltr V6. I just changed the fuel injectors and the thing ran better but I got two annoying codes 0170 and 0174, Left and Right Bank Lean. I did the troubleshooting from the Haynes book and from the code reader at Auto Zone. Everything pointed to an air leak. After much spraying with Carb cleaner, I had it fogged at a local repair station, no leaks. I went back in to make and put the old injectors on the right side only and that was a bad idea. The truck wouldn't run well and would only do about 20 mph. So, I went right back in and put the new injectors back in. It was rough for about 15 or 20 minutes, but then started running better and no codes. Problem solved! Not so fast, after about two days, it was running rough again and those two codes came back. Now, when I start it, it sputters and pops, but then smooths out somewhat and runs okay. I still have the codes and at one point, I got a couple of O2 codes. I have not replaced any of the O2 sensors, yet, but am thinking about it.
Looking around on here, I see a lot of stuff about the fuel system being suspect in cases close to mine.
Do you have any other ideas?
Jun 08, 2010 (1:46 pm)
im thinking of buying a 2001 xlt 2,499cc td needs a new engine any ideas on a price or alt' engines
Jul 09, 2010 (6:21 pm)
hi, i have a 96 ranger 2.3 liter, 5 speed. the truck really doesn't seem to have much power, i know its not that powerful to begin with, but it has all it can do to keep at the speed limit, it has new plugs, air filter, and seems to be running fine, just really seems under powered, is this normal? thanks in advance.