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Old 08-11-2014, 09:55 PM
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Question Smell gas when starting Truck

I have a 2005 Ranger xlt. with over 200,000 miles on it. I bought it used about 5 years ago. when I start my truck, I smell gas then proceed to get out of truck and smell stronger smell, I keep thinking its a spark plug but fowling up but have replaced them, it gets better when I replace them but give it. time the smell comes back can you please help. I get very bad gas mileage too .....
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Old 08-11-2014, 10:14 PM
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Think ya might have a leak ?
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Old 08-11-2014, 10:23 PM
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the engine light will come on and flash, some times I lose all throttle and it just putts along and have to pull over and start truck again then its fine. but runs like crap a lot shakes like crazy sometimes.
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Old 08-11-2014, 10:57 PM
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Sounds like it loses time somehow but not sure how that would explain the gas odor. With over 200000 miles, I sure would replace the cam sync, and alot of other things.
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Old 08-11-2014, 11:31 PM
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Maybe an Exhaust leak? Or its running rich somehow.


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Old 08-11-2014, 11:46 PM
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thanks for the info but what else should I replace like you said! cam sync and ?
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Old 08-12-2014, 12:07 AM
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I'd start with a cam sync for now and then start looking at other parts


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Old 08-12-2014, 12:56 AM
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thanks for the info but what else should I replace like you said! cam sync and ?
Cam position sensor, drive belt, coil pack, plug wires, hoses, flush & fill, etc etc ... With that many miles I could go on and on unless the previous owner kept records of what he/she replaced/repaired. Have you looked at the air filter ? Run any good fuel system cleaner/water remover thru it ?
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:06 AM
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Flashing CEL means you have a severe misfire and that driving should be minimzed or better yet, discontinued until the cause is found and fixed. Continued driving with all that unburnt fuel dumped into the converters will overheat and destroy them. Or maybe it's been driven with this problem for so long, that's already happened.

To fix this, begin with a visual under the hood, finding and correcting obvious issues. Follow up with pulling the DTCs and correct them.


Need proof it's a misfire problem (above and beyond the flashing CELl)? Your posts say it all...

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Old 08-12-2014, 11:28 AM
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Compression test will tell a lot. If that comes back good, plugs, wires, coil pack, cam sync, and check your gas tank fill hose. It likes to crack and rot out.
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