I originally posted a thread on the drivetrain section thinking maybe I had a transmission issue . But, now I am not sure thats it. I think more an engine issue.
In the morning I crank the truck and it starts fine. Drive down the road about a mile and the truck starts to lose power. I have foot on the gas and it slows down . It shakes and shutters a bit and if I release the gas it recovers and resumes normal operation ,until I start again and a repeat of the same thing. The engine has stalled on 1 or 2 ocassions while driving . BUt it restarts immediately. It just wont move forward when it starts is shaking and shuddering. Then as quickly as it began it recovers and doesnt happen again. It only happens when first started. Doesnt matter what time of day that happens. Truck stalled twice this morning. I only drove the thing about 3 miles. So, I amm open to any possibilities . Throttle body,fuel injectors, ???. The truck has 52000 miles . New plugs,wires,coil,air cleaner. NOthing internal has been changed. I have an 86 xlt 2.9 engine automatic.
When engine idles it idles fine never indicates its about to throw up on me. This is my first Ranger and I am not that familiar with their quirks. I know about carburetor engines not injected.
1986 XLT extended cab 51000 miles 2.9 V-6 Automatic. Runs like a dream. 22 MPG
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