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Old 07-31-2009, 05:59 PM
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Default Engine Sputter - 1994 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L

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I my aunt just has given me her 1994 Ford Ranger 4.0L. It has been sitting for a little less than a year and so far me and my dad have got it running pretty well. We have to change the gas pump, fuel intake valve, Changed the transmission oil and the filter. Im going to change the motor oil soon also.

When driving it when I get to about 35 mph and I press down on the gas I get a sputtering sound - when ever I try to get the engine to give more power. My dad thinks its the engine timing, spark plugs or theres something bad inside of the engine.

Im just curious as of what you guys think the problem is. Also How do you adjust the engine timing - I have searched the internet and have found little information on how to do it.

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Old 07-31-2009, 08:08 PM
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the timing should be fine you really can't adjust it unless you play with the computer tune. look at the plugs and wires and do you have fresh gas it it?
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Old 08-03-2009, 01:14 PM
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Yea I have fresh gas in it. I changed the Spark plugs and found a broken tube that is suppose to take fumes from the gas tank and recycle them in with the engine , so we plugged that up thinking it was removing the vacuum from the engine and we still got sputter.

Me and my dad the other night took it out for a drive and really pushed it - it seems to take a while for it to catch - its a 4.0 L engine and it doesn't get power for awhile after you push the gas. The engine was cold at first and was not sputtering at all just had a problem finding power, but after it warmed up it seemed fine. The engine seems good - So we thought it was fine, but

the other day I took it out for a drive and the engine temperature was in the middle of the Gage which I assume is pretty hot and it was sputtering anytime I wanted power from it, almost every time I pushed the gas.

I live in Miami ,Florida so It gets pretty hot

Any suggestions, like what wires might be giving it problems.

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Old 08-15-2009, 06:38 AM
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fuel/air ratio???
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Old 08-15-2009, 12:59 PM
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Solved the problem, MAF had to be cleaned
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Old 08-15-2009, 01:48 PM
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MAF and IAC are sneaky little turds that cause people a lot of problems

They usually cause problems that are similar to something else
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Old 08-17-2009, 09:04 PM
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I have one with kinda the same symptoms, what and where are the MAF and IAC? Thanks.
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Old 08-18-2009, 05:58 AM
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Just search google. You'll find what you need, I guarantee it
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Default Re: Engine Sputter - 1994 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L

On my 1991 Ranger I had that problem occationally. It turned out to be a vaccuum line would pop off the cluster of lines located on the drivers side by the firewall. Plug it back in and all would be well again.
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Old 04-01-2015, 06:31 AM
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After driving it for awhile pretty sure its just a rocker or so something. Engine Tapping.

Thanks though man.

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