94 Ranger Problems, Please Help..
I have a 94 ranger 4.0 automatic. 157,000. I purchased it a month ago from we'll say a "less than honest" individual, and I just got it back from the shop on Thursday where they replaced the manifolds, manifold gaskets, and pretty much all the exhaust. They also replaced the valve cover gasket, plugs, and rear main seal. Today was the first time I have driven it since I brought it home on Thursday. When I drove it home on Thursday it drove fine with no issues at all. It had plenty of power. Today, I drove about 3 miles up the road to the gas station, and on the way back the check engine light started flashing and it had no power in overdrive. I threw it in neutral and let it coast to the side of the road where it died. It started right back up with no problem, but it idled really rough, and if I took my foot off the gas it would just die. It also had a very strong gas smell. I had to drive it the 2 miles back to the house in low gear because when you tried to shift back into drive and overdrive the idle was so rough, it had no power. The harder you push on the gas pedal the worse it cuts out. It makes a chugging type sound like its missing. I don't think I was able to get over 15 mph all the way back home. I don't have a code reader, and its not in any condition to drive 15 miles to the nearest autozone, so I have no idea what codes it might be throwing. I was wondering if this could be either my 02 sensors, because before, the manifolds were leaking so badly I don't think the oxygen sensors were even working correctly, or the coil pack. My step brother had a coil pack go bad on his S-10, and it sounded about like mine does now. What do you guys think it could be?
94 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4
Extended Cab .
Last edited by Charlie; 05-10-2010 at 05:35 PM.