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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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Alarm not shutting off
Hi there. It sounds like your truck is equipped with an aftermarket alarm system. In order to repair the alarm it would need to go to a shop that specializes in that brand of alarm. If you cannot find a...
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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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Q: 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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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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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 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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Grinding noise when starting engine.
Hi there: Improper alignment or installation of the starter can cause this grinding noise to occur. However, it's also possible that internal components inside the starter, the starter relay or the flywheel teeth could also be the source. It's really...
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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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Can I adjust the clutch on a 1992 Ford Ranger with a hydraulic clutch,if so, how?
Hi there. It is possible to adjust a hydraulic clutch, but only if you've bled the lines fully. This video shows how to adjust the pedal. If you can smell clutch dust, it's more likely that clutch discs are burning...
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Fuel in fuel rail but will not start up
Fuel could be in the fuel rail but if the fuel pressure is inadequate and/or the injectors are not functioning of course the engine won't start. Inadequate fuel pressure could be caused by a faulty fuel pressure regulator and injectors...
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No power to cab or to fuse block
If you lost all power while driving and now have no power to anything then you need to check the main battery cables and alternator for voltage drop on the cables using a volt meter. This will tell you where...
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Q: Reving
You will need to check the engine intake for vacuum leaks and if not then replace the sticking idle control valve and then relearn the idle by disconnecting the battery and then reconnect after 10 minutes. Start and hold at...
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What would cause a Ford Ranger to shake when the accelerator is pressed?
It's either motor mounts or an engine management fault (ignition, fuel, air induction, etc. but also including uneven cylinder compression and mechanical issues) or perhaps a combination of the two. The root cause(s) of the problem can be pinpointed if...
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My back left light is very dim and the turn signal doesn't work
The wire connection at the turn signal multifunction switch should be checked for heat related damage and replaced with a new multifunction turn signal switch. The switch goes bad but also the connector can be damaged also at the same...
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My 1991 ford ranger sputters when I accelerate and sometimes when idling it sounds like it’s cammed.
The trouble codes stored as a consequence of the check engine light coming on may yield important clues as to the underlying fault. Consequently, those codes should be followed up on first. If resolution of the trouble codes does not...
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My 89 ford ranger runs everything works but it will shut off and will not start again for day or two. Everyone says eec power rela
The problem sounds like the fuel pump or fuel pump relay is bad. If you turn on the key and the check engine light is on then the EEC relay is good. You should hear the fuel pump in the...
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I have a 89 Ranger and im getting gas in the vacuum line to the break booster which is eating thru the rubber
You should check the fuel injection pressure regulator for leaking fuel through the top vacuum port and if it is then replace it. Also replace the brake booster check valve on the brake booster. This should be the cause of...

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