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#81 of 302 1993 Ford ranger
May 07, 2007 (7:42 pm)
I have a 93 ranger 5 speed (4x4) , just put a new 3.0 short block in a week ago, but every other day I have a power problem, seems i lack power going down the road. Still drives very nice for a newer lower end motor, but picks up the pony's well only after 3rd gear. Just wounder if the injectors could be bad or??!! any help would be great
#82 of 302 Re: A/C Compressor clicking on and off [hoosierfordguy]
May 15, 2007 (6:01 pm)
I have a 95 Ranger 2.3 that is doing the same thing. Let me know if you figure it out!
May 16, 2007 (2:20 am)
Check your refrigerant. It probably needs to be recharged.
As it turns out, mine had a small leak. Once that was fixed and the system recharged, the clicking stopped.
#84 of 302 89 ranger loses power when warm
May 26, 2007 (2:51 am)
1989 Ranger 2.9 engine 5 speed. Bought with 107k miles, now has 133k miles. Maybe 15k miles ago (8 months?) it began to lose power once it warmed up. I commute (highway miles) & after approx 20-25 miles of driving, the truck's engine sound changes, it immediately begins to run rough, & struggles to do 55mph. Often drops down to 45mph regardless of load. Previous owner installed oil pressure gauge; oil pressure is normal. RPMs drop to 2000 or so during these "episodes" & will not exceed 3000. Sometimes "check engine" light comes on if I rev engine to get RPMs up; light usually goes off eventually. Uphill is slightly worse but even downhill truck will often not exceed 50mph with the gas pedal floored. Sometimes barely makes 40 mph & I have to use flashers the rest of the way home. Feathering off accelerator and letting truck lag along at 40-45mph SOMETIMES helps, but not always. Usually it remains that way till I stop for an hour and let if cool off; a few times it has recovered somewhat after I feather off accelerator and don't try to do more than 50. My mechanic said it was fuel filter; installed new one. Nope. "Catalytic converter must be stopped up". He cut cat converter off and installed new muffler (old one was rusted). No change. There are no oil leaks. Truck is using too much coolant but mechanic said it could be "bad radiator cap". I keep coolant in it and check daily; truck doesn't appear to be overheating. But is it really water going into the engine? Is it blow-by? Help--- this truck is uncomfortable as hell (infamous fall-apart Ranger seats!) and I don't want to keep putting money into it, but can't afford new truck. Any easy fix?
#85 of 302 Re: 89 ranger loses power when warm [89ranger1]
May 26, 2007 (3:05 am)
My wild guess from long distance, especially since you say "using too much coolant" (a car should not 'use' any coolant), is bad head gasket.
Not real bad, since you don't say it is overheating, but a head gasket anyway. The coolant is going somewhere.
#86 of 302 Re: 89 ranger loses power when warm [89ranger1]
May 26, 2007 (9:20 am)
I am with bolivar on this one. It sounds like coolant is cooling down the cylinders and not allowing the engine to produce maximum power. Also the coolant going into the exhaust will cause the 02 sensors to stop operating.
I would have a cylinder compression test done. All cylinders should be within 5psi of each other.
#87 of 302 Re: 94 Ranger transmission shifts too often [texaschuck]
May 27, 2007 (8:52 pm)
There are some chemicals on the market that will help in the swelling of the front seal. but other than that you will need a new seal and sleeve for the convertor.
#88 of 302 Ford Ranger oil pressure...
Jun 04, 2007 (2:59 pm)
My boyfriend has a ford ranger. He recently ran it out of oil while i was riding with him! I made him pull over, and we put oil in it, but the oil pressure did not come back up.
So, I went and changed the oil, and put a new filter on it - still no oil pressure.
Replaced the sender in hopes it was the sender - still no oil pressure. Now, its beginning to tick...
Is the oil pump hard to get to? its a 98 with a 2Liter.
Please help. Is the oil pump a common part to go? Or is it possible that I just have a plug somewhere?
#89 of 302 1999 ranger running real sluggish
Mar 20, 2007 (10:08 am)
#90 of 302 1999 ranger running real sluggish
Sep 04, 2006 (8:52 am)
I have been useing E-85 in my 99 ranger for about 2 months now. And it is running real sluggish. When I accelerate it seems to dog out real bad i have change the fuel filter. When i put it in park it runs fine. Im thinking maybe i got some bad gas i dont know. The check engine light does not come on. I just recently change the battery and the alternator and put fuel injuctor cleaner in it. Anyone have any suggestions what i should do next?