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Old 11-10-2010, 06:27 PM
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Default Please Help.. 95 2.3L Sooo Slow..

Hi.. Im new here so please bare with me.. I dont know much about engines yet but i'm learning.. I have fallen in love with rangers.. Recently we bought a used 95 2.3L ranger.. It didnt run when we got it. We have since changed the timing belt, replaced the crank shaft pulley (key slot was worn) and readjusted the fuel pressure.. Seemed to run great after that. We took it out on the road and it couldnt get out of its own way.. It ran smooth, shifted well, and sounded fine but with the pedal to the floor it topped out at about 43 mph and took a good 3 mins just to get that fast.. Not sure where to start. I hooked it up to a hand held code reader and there are no codes and all sensors are ok.. If anyone has any ideas I would greatly appreciate it.. Thanks
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Old 11-10-2010, 08:50 PM
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Default Re: Please Help.. 95 2.3L Sooo Slow..

try using the zip tie mod to tighten your throttle cable, if that doesn't work then have someone look at it.
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:10 PM
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Default Re: Please Help.. 95 2.3L Sooo Slow..

vacuum leaks? fuel filter? dirty injectors? how many miles?
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:47 PM
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turbo it
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:51 PM
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turbo it
that'll do it!
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Old 11-11-2010, 04:05 AM
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Default Re: Please Help.. 95 2.3L Sooo Slow..

manual or auto?

is the truck revving out or does it just have no balls?
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Old 11-11-2010, 05:30 AM
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Default Re: Please Help.. 95 2.3L Sooo Slow..

kinda sounds like the timing is off, coils could be bad, plug wires could be shot, then agreeing with others clogged fuel filter, dirty injectors, busted vacuum hoses....

Don't get me wrong the 2.3 isn't the greatest in stock form, but it should run better than 43 mph.

Mine does what I need it to and I don't ask any more of her.
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Old 11-11-2010, 05:35 AM
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Default Re: Please Help.. 95 2.3L Sooo Slow..

Plugged exhaust? That's what it sounds like to me.....
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Old 11-11-2010, 05:45 AM
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Default Re: Please Help.. 95 2.3L Sooo Slow..

Its a manual transmission, 2.3L twin-plug head engine with 171,000 miles.
It doesn't rev up, it just doesnt go..

I'll go threw and check the things mentioned after work today. I bought a new fuel filter, air filter, plug wires, and injector cleaner. I'll check the exhaust as well..

Thanks to everyone for their advice. I really appreciate it..
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Old 11-11-2010, 08:59 PM
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Default Re: Please Help.. 95 2.3L Sooo Slow..

I am having a similar problem. it accelerates just fine at half throttle but when i put it to the floor or 3/4 gas the motor is revving like it should but it doesn't accelerate at all it actually accelerates at half throttle better then full throttle.. what could this be? i have already cleaned the MAF and throttle body and i am buying new plugs and wires tmrw
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Old 11-12-2010, 03:09 PM
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Default Re: Please Help.. 95 2.3L Sooo Slow..

That sounds just like mine.. I had a few things come up so I haven't had a chance to work on it anymore.. Please let me know if you figure out whats causing it..
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:09 PM
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Default Re: Please Help.. 95 2.3L Sooo Slow..

Yeah mine is about the same, i can't figure it out, it has no balls whatsoever. I want to turbo it but i don't know where to find the parts for cheap....
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:49 PM
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Yeah mine is about the same, i can't figure it out, it has no balls whatsoever. I want to turbo it but i don't know where to find the parts for cheap....
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Old 11-14-2010, 09:08 PM
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Default Re: Please Help.. 95 2.3L Sooo Slow..

I changed the plugs and wires cleaned the Intake and MAF and it runs a lot better. I tried changing the fuel filter but i couldn't get one of the hoses off the old one so i didn't change it
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Old 11-15-2010, 01:53 AM
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Default Re: Please Help.. 95 2.3L Sooo Slow..

Um...just a thought.....you said it runs good at half throttle, but when you floor it it wont go.....sounds like a vacuum leak......just a thought.
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