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Old 09-08-2010, 05:51 PM
gradypf gradypf is offline
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Default Problems with my 99 Ranger

Hi,
I'm new here but I am in pretty serious need of some help. I own a 99 Ranger, 4 cylinder, 5-speed with about 119000 miles on it. When I bought it back in February, the CEL was on. Got it read and got a p1401. After research, decided to wait it out. My mechanic asked me about sputtering and I told him there were no signs of issues. He told me to keep an eye on it and to tell him if anything happened. Well last saturday, I hit a deer on the way home and it cracked my radiator. Being only a few minutes from the house, I took the chance and drove it. About 100 feet from my house, I hit the red on the temp gauge and the engine shut off. I was lucky enough to coast home. Sunday, me and a buddy replaced the radiator and put about a gallon of 50/50 in it then topped off the rest with water. We noticed after starting, a lot of shake in the engine but no strange sounds or anything. Drove to work on monday and it still ran kind of hot. So I drained the radiator and got as much water out as I could and refilled with as much 50/50 as it would take (a gallon) and drove home fine except there was a white smoke coming out the exhaust at one red light but nothing since. Got home, let it cool and put more 50/50 in over the next day to make sure I had the full 10 qts in there. Drove fine yesterday and most of today. However, I was driving this afternoon and it seemed like it was having trouble getting going (probably just me not moving feet right) and I pulled into the parking lot at school and the engine shut off on me. Restarted on the fly jsut to make sure and parked it. Went to class, came out, started fine, drive fine until I took a left turn at about 20 mph. The oil pressure dropped to zero and the temp guage started creeping toward hot. Then the shake came back at idle. Speeds above 15 are fine but at low speed there is a lot of shake. Took two more left turns before I got home and got the same thing (drop in pressure). Any advice. Could this be that EGR finally acting up or did I blow something?
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Old 09-08-2010, 06:03 PM
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Default Re: Problems with my 99 Ranger

hitting the deer could have broke something loose somewhere. It's really hard to tell, but if all this pretty much got worse after you hit the deer I'd say the deer did something somewhere. Call your insurance. If it's messed up they'll fix it. If the engine is jacked and can't get fixed maybe they'll pay for the truck and you can buy you a new one.
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Old 09-08-2010, 06:39 PM
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Default Re: Problems with my 99 Ranger

No can do on the insurance. Liability only. WHy would it not show up for 5 days? My feelings are that I blew a gasket but I have no loss of coolant and no water in oil.
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Old 09-09-2010, 08:01 AM
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Default Re: Problems with my 99 Ranger

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Hi,
I'm new here but I am in pretty serious need of some help. I own a 99 Ranger, 4 cylinder, 5-speed with about 119000 miles on it. When I bought it back in February, the CEL was on. Got it read and got a p1401. After research, decided to wait it out. My mechanic asked me about sputtering and I told him there were no signs of issues. He told me to keep an eye on it and to tell him if anything happened. Well last saturday, I hit a deer on the way home and it cracked my radiator. Being only a few minutes from the house, I took the chance and drove it. About 100 feet from my house, I hit the red on the temp gauge and the engine shut off. I was lucky enough to coast home. Sunday, me and a buddy replaced the radiator and put about a gallon of 50/50 in it then topped off the rest with water. We noticed after starting, a lot of shake in the engine but no strange sounds or anything. Drove to work on monday and it still ran kind of hot. So I drained the radiator and got as much water out as I could and refilled with as much 50/50 as it would take (a gallon) and drove home fine except there was a white smoke coming out the exhaust at one red light but nothing since. Got home, let it cool and put more 50/50 in over the next day to make sure I had the full 10 qts in there. Drove fine yesterday and most of today. However, I was driving this afternoon and it seemed like it was having trouble getting going (probably just me not moving feet right) and I pulled into the parking lot at school and the engine shut off on me. Restarted on the fly jsut to make sure and parked it. Went to class, came out, started fine, drive fine until I took a left turn at about 20 mph. The oil pressure dropped to zero and the temp guage started creeping toward hot. Then the shake came back at idle. Speeds above 15 are fine but at low speed there is a lot of shake. Took two more left turns before I got home and got the same thing (drop in pressure). Any advice. Could this be that EGR finally acting up or did I blow something?
the white smoke is not great news. did the radiator hit the fan...maybe the fan is toast? pull the oil cap off and see if there is a milky substance around it?. is the cell back on?
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Old 09-09-2010, 09:41 AM
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Check ALL of your fuses; ones inside the cab and under the hood. Blown fuses can cause all kinds of craziness to happen. If it's having trouble getting going the O2 sensor can be causing that (the CEL would be on for that). Like dude said, check the oil for a beige-ish milky substance in the oil. That's anti-freeze mixed in if it's like that. That would indicate a blown head, bad rings or some other seal that separates the oil and anit-freeze.
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Old 09-09-2010, 04:47 PM
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Had mech check out. It is misfiring on cylinder 2. Passed block check but failed compression check. Doing a leak down check in morning to find cause of loss of coolant. The CEL is definitely for the EGR high voltage. It has been on for months and since I don't have emissions testing, it doesn't bother me. Most likely a burnt valve hopefully nothing more.
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