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Ford Ranger Engine questions



  • tre333tre333 Posts: 2
    thanks....but which sensor?
  • bolivarbolivar Posts: 2,316
    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.
  • Fuel pressure sensor.
  • jb26025jb26025 Posts: 1
    I replaced the timeing gears and then replaced the pick up coil and my 91 ranger will not startit just fluds the engine
  • g4av8rg4av8r Posts: 1
    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?
  • maz11maz11 Posts: 1
    im thinking of buying a 2001 xlt 2,499cc td needs a new engine any ideas on a price or alt' engines
  • 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.
  • grump1grump1 Posts: 27
  • ltpageltpage Posts: 3
    I tend to agree with the Catalytic Converter. I have a '97 Ranger and for the longest time couldn't figure out why it just didn't have any pep and why those little vacuum hoses kept popping off. I found out that one of the Catalytic Converters had been partially crushed in an accident before I got it. Got it fixed and WOW, what a difference.
  • thanks for the info, there seems to be plenty of exhaust coming from the tailpipe, wouldn't this be restricted? just wondering befor i cut it off.
  • yankedogyankedog Posts: 1
    been experiencing loss of power on acceleration, especially on freeway grades -
    put on new sparkplug wires, gap ok - no change - checked coil resistance - primary is about 3ohms - secondary is 10ohms. Do I need to replace the coil?
  • easy11easy11 Posts: 1
    i changed timing belt on 1990 split 4 2.9 lined marks up and now vehicle will not start can anyone help
  • i have a 1993 ford ranger 4X4 can I change the engine from 4L OHV to a 302 if so what modifications do I have to do and will the transmission be the same and line up? Will the airbox have to be moved and do I have to put a body lift to make room for the airbox if yes how high? Is it better to go carbrated or does the computer have to be changed? Thank you
  • burn about 1qt every 250 miles. suggested to me to replace pcv valve; where is it located?
    91 Ford Ranger, 2.3L, I think, 4cyl engine with 8 spark plugs.
  • 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?
  • what do you mean by it won't? Will it turn over at all? Does it have fire? Try taking off valve cap on fuel rail and see if there is any fuel in there as there should. Also check the fuel pump if no fuel is there.
  • bolivarbolivar Posts: 2,316
    1)There are relays on/under/beside the fuse box under the hood. One of the relays is for the fuel pump. If relay is bad, fuel pump doesn't work.

    2)Inside, on the right side of the 'hump', at the top, just under the edge of the carpet is a 'rollover' relay. (If truck rolls over, this will stop the fuel pump.) It has a button on it for reset. If the truck hit a huge bump in the road, it might have triggered this switch. It's wiring could also be bad.

    3)Fuel pump died. It's inside the fuel tank.

    4)Dozens of other things.
  • i have a 1993 ford ranger 4X4 can I change the engine from 4L OHV to another more recent engine. I am looking for the easiest solution. Will the airbox have to be moved. I have a 4" lift. Thank you
  • What did you have to do to get this fixed?
  • Does anyone know what other carberated or throttle body type early v-6 engines will bolt up to the existing bell housing on this 2.8 v-6 truck? I want to get rid of the 2.8 v-6 i have and rebuild another v-6 to put in. any info on motors for this swap will be greatly appreciated.
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