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Old 01-14-2011, 08:01 AM
morgan85 morgan85 is offline
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Default 88 ford ranger running hot or rich

Hi I just recently bought an 88 ford ranger 2wd standard 2.9 v6 it seems to be running hot though what are ways I can fix this.
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Old 01-26-2011, 07:22 AM
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Default Re: 88 ford ranger running hot or rich

Need to get a accurate reading on temp. Only thing I can recommend is hooking up an aftermarket gauge and getting a real reading, then go from there if the engine is running hot.
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Old 08-11-2011, 05:26 PM
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Default Re: 88 ford ranger running hot or rich

Flush the radiator. Also Take a look at my post 1986 missing and bucking--solved???
It might be worn throttle cable links, this causes the throttle plate to wiggle with the engine vacuum and the TPS sends bad signals to the PCM(computer). This will cause the engine to run rich and lean at the same time!

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