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Old 10-12-2010, 09:44 PM
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I have a 92 ranger and it seems that after a slightly chilly night my ranger wont start. it acts like it is carburated and needs a choke. if i lay into it and turn it over for a couple minutes straight it will usually start but if i don't put my foot on the gas it dies again. i also wanted to know why at about highway or interstate speeds my engine will give me grief by either what seems to me misfiring or not hardly accelerating.. i just bought my first ranger about a month ago today. it only has 96,000 miles on it and i feel like i should get alot more life out of this truck.

please give me info i love my ford ranger and never want to own anything else
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Old 10-13-2010, 05:41 AM
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Default Re: Need More Power!

Sounds like your injectors are clogged. Try running some fuel system cleaner in it. A tank or two will usually do the trick. Cheveron Tectron in the up to 20 gallon size or 1/3 of a bottle of sea foam. Either way, pour it in and fill the tank to mix it in real well. Then run the tank damn near empty and repeat.

If that doesn't work, how old is you fuel filter? I might need changed.
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Old 10-13-2010, 07:40 AM
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i got some sea foam and will try that... me and my dad were starting to think it was the fuel pump going bad. but thanks for the info i will post the results within a week
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Old 10-13-2010, 10:06 AM
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Just trying to give you the cheapest fix first.

I didn't think about it at the time but putting 1/3 of the sea foam can in the upper part of the intake through a vacuum hose couldn't hurt either. Be warned, the truck will stall and smoke like crazy when you start it back up. That's normal. Run it until it stops fogging the neighborhood.
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Old 10-13-2010, 10:18 AM
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awesome, my dad pulled the vacuum hose off the truck while it was running and after he put it back on my truck ran perfectly at highway speeds for about ten minutes. go figure right but i don't think the vacuum hose was that relevant to this problem. and on a side not my dad without me knowing to my truck to the shop today witch is odd because livin out here in the middle of no where i have grown to expect that if my dad cant fix it no one can so if the repair man figures the problem out i will post the result.
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Old 10-15-2010, 09:39 PM
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Alrighty got the truck back today and i think i need to do a lil better job picking out mechanics. first of all the mechanic replace the spark plug wires thinking that it would help my high speeds problem. it did help.. but to an extent. it will still do it just not as violently. so i guess that will do for now but tomorrow i plan to put some sea foam in the vacuum hose like you said. For the starting problem the mechanic put a new coil in the starter witch supposedly worked for the starting problem. i will find out in the morning. the total cost of this "repair" was $204
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