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Sputtering. 1998 Ford Ranger
Hi there. This vehicle had a few different problems that could cause the symptoms you have. A common reason is the vehicle losing the fuel pressure from the fuel pump going bad. Additionally, the ignition module, distributor, starter in the...
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The truck will crank but it won't start
Hello. A no start condition can be caused by many things. A few common causes are a faulty fuel pump, injectors, ignition module, or even a computer. Keep in mind that the even if those components appear to be functioning,...
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Ford Ranger idle roughly
These engines were known to get a carbon build up on the intake valves and the excessive carbon buildup will soak up any fuel the injectors spray when it is first started until it gets warmed up. The buildup can...
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rough idle
These engines had a bad problem of getting excessive carbon build up on the valves that causes this problem. You may need to have the intake system cleaned out more than once using a combustion chamber cleaner. Be sure to...
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Stalling when taillights are on
You should check the connector to the ignition switch and switch for overheating on one or more terminal. The connector will get melted and cause the switch connection to not handle a full load and stall when another load like...
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Clutch doesnt work
You most likely broke the clutch or transmission input shaft gear. This most likely happened when you started the engine without pushing in the clutch. The normal way was to push in the clutch to start the truck. Now you...
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Blew whitish smoke out both ends and dead
Hi there: When an engine blows out white/bluish smoke, it's typically caused by one of two things; bad piston rings or bad valve guides in the cylinder heads. When the smoke comes out while accelerating, it's usually caused by oil...
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Why do I have to pop clutch to start Bronco
Hello. Although you just had it replaced, is sounds like you have a faulty starter. The loud noise you hear is probably the solenoid not extending the starter gear fully to make proper contact with the flywheel. The other possibility...
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Car cannot pick up fuel
The first step is to check fuel pressure at the fuel rail. For your vehicle, pressure should be 30 to 40 PSI while running and 35 to 45 PSI with the engine off. Since you've already replaced the pump, if...
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Grinding when 4WD is engaged
The best way to diagnose this problem is to have your vehicle inspected by a professional, such as one from YourMechanic. However, I can make some educated guesses about your noise. There is a Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) for your...
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i cut off the roof
If you still have the windshield and install a roll bar then you should not have a problem, but if I were you I would check with local ordnance to make sure it is legal.
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I am trying to wire my aftermarket radio but can't get sound
Check to be sure the speaker wires are connected to the inputs in the back of the stereo. Also, be sure to check the speaker wires for exposed wires or bad connections and proper ground.
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Starts fine but immediately when I turn off the engine, it won't start again until I count to 60 and then it starts and runs fine. Repeats.
Hi, thanks for writing in. The problem is most likely caused by the ignition control module. It would need to be verified by inspecting the spark when the problem happens. If you would like help, consider having an expert automotive...
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Throttle body problems
Hello. You need to hold the throttle body open and put the cleaner on a rag and rub inside the throttle body top and bottom where plate contacts and then clean the edges of the throttle plate. If after cleaning...
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Can't keep it running
The ignition modules and distributor starter are common causes of loss of spark when it gets hot. The fuel pump can also cause a loss of fuel pressure and is almost as common as the loss of spark. The two...
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Knocking noise
A handy and skilled technician can usually drill out and repair a broken bolt. but if the area has very limited access, some parts may need to be removed. If the knock is coming from the engine internals, there is...
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Engine cranks when cold but not warm
A scope (oscilloscope) exam during those few minutes after it starts, and while the engine idles roughly, will reveal the cause. It is either ignition or fuel system related. To schedule a rough running engine diagnostic(https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/car-idle-is-rough-inspection) please feel free to...
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My left tail light does not work.
You will need to check the bulbs and sockets in the left tail light. The wiring to this light for the tail light is spliced together with the right side. The left turn and brake lights go through the multifunction...
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My rotor button is not pointing in the right direction
As a preliminary matter, please note that occasionally the timing mark on the crankshaft pulley can be in the wrong spot if the harmonic balancer has been damaged or removed improperly (that is, removed without using the right tool to...
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no start issue 1990 ford ranger custom v6 2.9l automatic RWD
If, by chance, the fuel has been in the fuel tank "for a while", it won't burn, at least not in an engine. So, the first thing to consider is the age of the gas. The plugs do have to...

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