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Old 08-02-2011, 12:31 AM
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Default Can barley make it up small hills without loosing power

I just purchased this 2004 ranger 2 months ago just turned 100.000. I noticed when i bought the truck it was a little slow, But now its just embarassing. there is no check engine light on. but there s no way this truck should run this slow. I shift to second gear it feels like its braking almost takes a good 15 seconds to get to sixty on freeway. Othercars are always wanting to pass if behind me. Its strange though it seems to be quiet and idles good at a standstill. I know there is somethin wrong maybe its simple any ideas plz help
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Old 08-02-2011, 12:39 AM
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Hrrmm...I am not sure maybe do or get a tune up on it... And welcome from Arizona I live out in East Mesa!
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Old 08-02-2011, 05:28 AM
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There is a lot of things that could be causing that. Try a tune up, changing the air filter, and running some seafoam through the fuel system and through the intake. There a couple threads on what to do with the seafoam.

You might want to see if maybe your brakes might be binding some too. Just some ideas.
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Old 08-02-2011, 06:32 AM
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Default Re: Can barley make it up small hills without loosing power

A plugged catalytic converter is something to look at also.
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Old 08-02-2011, 06:44 AM
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Hrrmm...I am not sure maybe do or get a tune up on it... And welcome from Arizona I live out in East Mesa!
yeah i bought it with an extended service warranty so they gave me an appiontment on aug 15th to look at it. in the meantime maybe ill pull a spark plug or 2 and replace the air filter it was reall dirty from a trip to san diego when i got in a dust storm coming back had to slow down to 20mph with visibility at 10 feet it was crazy
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Old 08-02-2011, 09:53 AM
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Change air/fuel filter, engine/trans/rear diff oil, plugs and wires(use autolites) if you just bought it these are good things to do yourself so you know whats going on in there
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Old 08-02-2011, 05:32 PM
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Thanks for the info it doesnt look like a bad truck to work on. Its my first ford, and its fricken slow, I guess there s ways to boost performance, never had this problem with my toyota and my chevys. Im kinda regretting gettin this truck but it looks good and hopefully ill work out the kinks. if i have to replace the engine or whatever it takes
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Old 08-02-2011, 05:34 PM
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Yeah the 3.0 or as it is also called the 3.slow...they are good engines but lack power and the mpg is pretty much the same as the 4.0....
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Old 08-02-2011, 05:45 PM
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what is flex fuel
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Old 08-02-2011, 05:47 PM
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You can use E85 Ethanol gas if I recall right, I don't really know I have only ever used 87 from gas stations...
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Old 08-02-2011, 08:21 PM
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Bad clutch?
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:48 PM
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the stock 3.0 is really really low in power easy way to improve this is get a drop in K&N filter upgrade the fluids, i run royal purple amazing oil, fresh spark plugs, and a new coil pack are a good one too, then if u got an extra vehicle and some spare change get ur intake and heads ported and polished. all of these things free up horse power and will improve fuel economy. hope this helps

P.S. if u can find some one that makes and under drive pulley system that will help too
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Old 08-08-2011, 06:44 PM
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Default Re: Can barley make it up small hills without loosing power

Mine had a clogged converter. Runs slot better now.
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:05 PM
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thx ill chk that out
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:59 PM
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Mine had a clogged converter. Runs slot better now.
how did you fix your clogged converter?
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