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Old 11-06-2009, 07:42 PM
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ive got a 94 3.0 automatic ranger ive been having some trouble with it and cant figure out what else to do. two weeks ago i was driving home and it just shut off on me, and wouldnt start back, the next mourning i went out there and it started right up let it run and it was missing real bad so i changed the plugs wires distrbitor cap rotor button coil fuel filter and its still doin the same thing but its not missing as bad, i can start it up and drive it then when i shut it off it wont start back unless i let it sit for about 4 hours. any suggestions
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Old 11-06-2009, 09:06 PM
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ive got a 94 3.0 automatic ranger ive been having some trouble with it and cant figure out what else to do. two weeks ago i was driving home and it just shut off on me, and wouldnt start back, the next mourning i went out there and it started right up let it run and it was missing real bad so i changed the plugs wires distrbitor cap rotor button coil fuel filter and its still doin the same thing but its not missing as bad, i can start it up and drive it then when i shut it off it wont start back unless i let it sit for about 4 hours. any suggestions
So i have this 1987 Ford ranger 2.9L EFI that i recently modded i had a trouble with that too did you touch any of the vacuum hoses. the vacuum is needed too sustain a clean run.
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Old 11-07-2009, 08:01 PM
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no i didnt change none of that stuff till after it done that, i havent been underneath that hood for awhile becides changing oil. ive owned this truck since around 97 and never had any trouble out of it never broke down on me before
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Old 11-08-2009, 05:52 AM
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check fuel pressure. It could be the fuel pump over heating and not working.
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Old 11-08-2009, 11:43 AM
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ok ill check it but you can here it coming on when you turn the key over
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Old 11-19-2009, 04:45 PM
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the fuel pressure is fine i think ive finally figured it out i believe its the catalyc converters. i drove it for about ten minutes when i parked it it still didnt start up when i got out i heard something making a sizzling sound i got up underneath it and it was coming from the catalyc converters
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Old 11-20-2009, 07:36 AM
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Probably clogged.
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Old 11-23-2009, 11:43 AM
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well that still didnt help along with cutting off the cats i replaced the maf sensor, its still wont start after i drive it for a few mins ,its getting fuel and its getting spark i checked both so im stuck now dont know what else to do
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Old 11-23-2009, 12:29 PM
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It needs fuel, air, and spark. All the other crap under the hood is just that... extra crap.

Air is easy. It just sucks it in as it needs it. Unless you have a plastic bag shoved in your intake tube, there isn't much to go wrong that will cause it to die and not relight.

Spark is easy to check. Pull a plug, with the wire attached, ground the side of the plug against the block and have someone try to to start the engine. You will see the plug fire just like if it were in the cylinder. If you have no spark, you have found the problem. However, no spark would result in a putrid raw gas smell out the exhaust when you try to start it. You didn't report any such thing so I'm guessing this is not the problem.

Fuel is the only thing left. Hearing the pump run is not an indicator that everything is fine. You should check the pressure while it trying to start and while it is running. If I were a betting man, I would bed on a fuel delivery problem. Pump or filter. A sign you are not getting fuel is a lack of fuel odor in the exhaust while you try to start it. If it was getting fuel, it would smell like raw gas.
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:07 PM
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well like i said before i already checked and its getting spark and its detting plenty of fuel done had it checked its getting the same amount as when i first try to start it up and after it dies and wont start
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:30 PM
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Well engines getting good spark, fuel, and air don't just die. Something is missing.
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Old 11-25-2009, 07:57 AM
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Have you ever replaced the timing chain?
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Old 11-25-2009, 05:10 PM
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no i havent replaced the timing chain
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Old 11-25-2009, 11:39 PM
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I believe your timing chain is causing your problems.Have it checked out.
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Old 11-26-2009, 02:17 AM
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I believe your timing chain is causing your problems.Have it checked out.
Care to elaborate a bit on what and why???
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