Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts!

Go Back   Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts! > Engine Tech Forum > 6-Cylinder Tech > 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech
Forgot Password? Join Us!


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread

  #1  
Old 02-27-2012, 11:20 PM
Did You Touch My Drumset?
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 701
Exclamation Why is my truck missing and sputtering?

Just as the title implies my truck started acting funny at a stoplight, then accelerating the truck was bucking, missing, and sputtering, it was snowing a wet snow pretty good at the time, I pulled over, put it in park shut off my heater, stereo, and sat for about 5 mins, took off again and about 4 miles down the road it started doing it again, I was on a hill and my RPMS went up but it didnt want to move, it was doing this the next mile til I got to work, then I pulled in the driveway to my job and stepped on it, and it went no problems, so is this a fuel problem, did snow get into my intake and clog it up, or is the computer, any help is greatly appreciated,

Thank you,
Jeremy
__________________
SOLD!:'98 Ford Ranger 4.0 OHV 4x4 Auto Bone Stock

'02 F150 SUPERCREW CAB FX4 5.4L
Quote:
Originally Posted by machine View Post
LOL that sucks! "Jeremy Hall" sounds to me like it belongs on the side of a long trailer with a race car inside. "JEREMY HALL RACING"
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-27-2012, 11:46 PM
Did You Touch My Drumset?
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 701
Default Re: Why is my truck missing and sputtering?

Oh and the check engine light didn't come on...
__________________
SOLD!:'98 Ford Ranger 4.0 OHV 4x4 Auto Bone Stock

'02 F150 SUPERCREW CAB FX4 5.4L
Quote:
Originally Posted by machine View Post
LOL that sucks! "Jeremy Hall" sounds to me like it belongs on the side of a long trailer with a race car inside. "JEREMY HALL RACING"
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-28-2012, 12:40 AM
Ford Tough
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 237
Default Re: Why is my truck missing and sputtering?

could be fuel filter, maybe a vaccum line came off, plugs wires or coil pack could b goin out, hard to say really???

----------

could be fuel pump also????
__________________
1994 ford ranger 4x4 4.0
3in body lift 3in suspension ramsey 8000lbs winch prerunner winch bumper
KC 100w daylighters 33x13.50 TOYO MT's
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-28-2012, 12:24 PM
Did You Touch My Drumset?
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 701
Default Re: Why is my truck missing and sputtering?

Yeah Ill be checkin all that here soo, I just dont know enough about these motors to start lookin at stuff and tearing in apart.
__________________
SOLD!:'98 Ford Ranger 4.0 OHV 4x4 Auto Bone Stock

'02 F150 SUPERCREW CAB FX4 5.4L
Quote:
Originally Posted by machine View Post
LOL that sucks! "Jeremy Hall" sounds to me like it belongs on the side of a long trailer with a race car inside. "JEREMY HALL RACING"
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-28-2012, 01:07 PM
Ford Ranger Owner
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 72
Default

I'm having a similar problem, not sure where to start either
__________________
1994 Ranger 4.0L 4X4 5-Speed
3" Coffin Muffler, no cats, 2" leveling kit,
31" Falken Rocky Mountain A/T

If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving is not for you
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-28-2012, 04:00 PM
Ford Ranger Owner
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 72
Default

Simple fix for mine. May work for you. Took my mass airflow sensor out and sprayed it real well with brake cleaner, got alot of grayish black residue off of it and the screen. Took it down the road just now and seems to have fixed my issue, the real test will be my 60 mile drive to work tomorrow
__________________
1994 Ranger 4.0L 4X4 5-Speed
3" Coffin Muffler, no cats, 2" leveling kit,
31" Falken Rocky Mountain A/T

If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving is not for you
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-28-2012, 04:02 PM
Ford Ranger Owner
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 58
Default Re: Why is my truck missing and sputtering?

I had that problem, took the alternator off, took it to autozone, they told me thats not the reason but hooked it up to their machine anyways, guy turned around and apologized to me because the alternator was dead, put in a new alternator and had to clean the IAC because it wouldnt idle long before shutting off.
__________________
1993 4.0L, 2WD, Automatic, dead a/c and slop in the steering wheel but its a robot in disguise.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-28-2012, 10:30 PM
Did You Touch My Drumset?
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 701
Default Re: Why is my truck missing and sputtering?

Mine doesnt do it all the time though, just on occassions. I dont get it.
__________________
SOLD!:'98 Ford Ranger 4.0 OHV 4x4 Auto Bone Stock

'02 F150 SUPERCREW CAB FX4 5.4L
Quote:
Originally Posted by machine View Post
LOL that sucks! "Jeremy Hall" sounds to me like it belongs on the side of a long trailer with a race car inside. "JEREMY HALL RACING"
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-29-2012, 03:59 AM
Ford Ranger Driver
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 5,203
Default Re: Why is my truck missing and sputtering?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hickfromhell88 View Post
Just as the title implies my truck started acting funny at a stoplight, then accelerating the truck was bucking, missing, and sputtering, it was snowing a wet snow pretty good at the time, I pulled over, put it in park shut off my heater, stereo, and sat for about 5 mins, took off again and about 4 miles down the road it started doing it again, I was on a hill and my RPMS went up but it didnt want to move, it was doing this the next mile til I got to work, then I pulled in the driveway to my job and stepped on it, and it went no problems, so is this a fuel problem, did snow get into my intake and clog it up, or is the computer, any help is greatly appreciated,

Thank you,
Jeremy
if this is happening only when there is snow IN THE AIR..........then you should makes sure you have the stock air intake installed properly along with the standard MOTORCRAFT air filter...............clean the maf while you are at it..........
__________________
2004 Ranger, Ext Cab, 2WD, 3.0, 5 speed , 4WABS, crank windows, no cruise, Edge 113k.(6/5,2014)
I bought the truck from the OO in 8/1/2013 for $900. It had a burnt exhaust valve. I just threw some heads on it(5/1/2014). Ford has many good engines, the 3.0 Vulcan is not one of them. I bought it for the price.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-29-2012, 10:34 AM
Ford Tough
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 237
Default Re: Why is my truck missing and sputtering?

brake clean could hurt your sensor. its not made to work on those things. yea it works really good at getting shit off but they make MAF sensor cleaner also.
__________________
1994 ford ranger 4x4 4.0
3in body lift 3in suspension ramsey 8000lbs winch prerunner winch bumper
KC 100w daylighters 33x13.50 TOYO MT's
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-29-2012, 10:53 AM
Ford Ranger Driver
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 5,203
Default Re: Why is my truck missing and sputtering?

What he said ^^^ brake fluid can trash the $100 MAF. Spend $5 on the CRC
__________________
2004 Ranger, Ext Cab, 2WD, 3.0, 5 speed , 4WABS, crank windows, no cruise, Edge 113k.(6/5,2014)
I bought the truck from the OO in 8/1/2013 for $900. It had a burnt exhaust valve. I just threw some heads on it(5/1/2014). Ford has many good engines, the 3.0 Vulcan is not one of them. I bought it for the price.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-29-2012, 01:16 PM
Did You Touch My Drumset?
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 701
Default Re: Why is my truck missing and sputtering?

Took the truck to the shop today, and my throttle body is hella dirty, like caked with grease and stuff, taking it back in tomorrow to get it cleaned, it makes those two sensors stick and run choppy. The whole intake is totally stock.. has a fram air filter, brand new.
__________________
SOLD!:'98 Ford Ranger 4.0 OHV 4x4 Auto Bone Stock

'02 F150 SUPERCREW CAB FX4 5.4L
Quote:
Originally Posted by machine View Post
LOL that sucks! "Jeremy Hall" sounds to me like it belongs on the side of a long trailer with a race car inside. "JEREMY HALL RACING"
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-29-2012, 01:37 PM
Ford Ranger Driver
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 5,203
Default Re: Why is my truck missing and sputtering?

Glad you are figuring it out. Obviously they will clean the MAF and the air charge sensor. If I was you I would pull that intake of and clean it with soap and water.
__________________
2004 Ranger, Ext Cab, 2WD, 3.0, 5 speed , 4WABS, crank windows, no cruise, Edge 113k.(6/5,2014)
I bought the truck from the OO in 8/1/2013 for $900. It had a burnt exhaust valve. I just threw some heads on it(5/1/2014). Ford has many good engines, the 3.0 Vulcan is not one of them. I bought it for the price.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-29-2012, 01:42 PM
No F***s Given
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 12,261
Default Re: Why is my truck missing and sputtering?

for anyone still reading this, the best things to do is spray the MAF chip with MAF cleaner, not brake fluid or brake cleaner. costs about 8 bucks a can so do that before taking it to a shop where they charge you for a diagnosis. second, the IAC, idler air control, can be taken off and cleaned. let it dry before putting it back on. if those dont solve your rough idle, check the plugs themselves, or the coil.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-29-2012, 01:50 PM
Did You Touch My Drumset?
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 701
Default Re: Why is my truck missing and sputtering?

He waived the fee for the diagnostic, and he has this intake cleaner that he pumps through the intake. any thoughts on this?
__________________
SOLD!:'98 Ford Ranger 4.0 OHV 4x4 Auto Bone Stock

'02 F150 SUPERCREW CAB FX4 5.4L
Quote:
Originally Posted by machine View Post
LOL that sucks! "Jeremy Hall" sounds to me like it belongs on the side of a long trailer with a race car inside. "JEREMY HALL RACING"
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
sputtering rangercowboy General Tech 0 02-09-2012 06:23 AM
3.0 Auto Hesitation, Sputtering, Bucking Missing When Cruising? Dovegabanna 3.0 Vulcan Tech 8 01-26-2012 03:20 PM
3.0 sputtering at 45 mph klongo 3.0 Vulcan Tech 2 08-24-2011 08:26 AM
Sputtering until you floor it Skadoo 2.9 Liter Tech 7 08-11-2011 05:19 PM
Engine sputtering. Need help. vinny18 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 12 04-25-2011 08:21 PM



Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.