Last post on Apr 28, 2013 at 5:41 AM
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#7 of 11 engine problems
Feb 02, 2010 (11:08 pm)
i have 1984 ford ranger 2.3ltr one barrel carb:it sat off and on for at least two years i recently started driving it again it was running great then one morning i started it it started smoking sputtering and still till this day i havent figured it out!!i replaced the carb,plugs,wires,cap,rotor,thought it was stuck valve so i took head off.found the reason for the plug to be oil fouled it was a valve guide!didnt see any stuck valve took vales out check them!put it all back together and its running the same just isnt burnig oil!but it is still smoking and going threw alot of gas can u help?thankyou gary mcgarran!
#8 of 11 2000 Ford Ranger XLT Super Cab 3.0 V-6
Feb 10, 2010 (11:17 am)
Could someone tell me if the 2000 Ford Ranger with a 3.0L V-6 has a timing belt or a timing chain?
#9 of 11 Re: 2000 Ford Ranger XLT Super Cab 3.0 V-6 [leensher]
Oct 14, 2010 (10:03 am)
i think all of the v6 have timming chains- not belts
#10 of 11 4.0 l V6 just quit going 55 mph
Oct 20, 2010 (9:30 pm)
My son was driving his ranger at about 50 MPH when it just quit and left him at the side of the road. I checked the fuse box relays under the hood and none were (fuel) blown. Now the truck won't start. The truck has the large V6 engine with about 140,000 miles (2 wheel drive). Could this be a timing chain or crankshaft sensor?
#11 of 11 Re: engine problems [garym702]
Apr 28, 2013 (5:41 am)
I had same issue with 1988 ranger; do a search on google to see how to replace your fuel pressure regulator;
my fuel pressure regulator was passing gas to engine through the vaccum hose;
1. to check run the truck for approx 5 minutes 2. turn truck off 3. unplug the vaccum line from the back of the fuel pressure regulator and wait about five minutes and you will see gasoline if the diaphram in the fuel regulator has failed; note: please put some paper around the regulator to catch the fuel
hope this helps,