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Old 12-29-2010, 02:20 PM
jostrickland jostrickland is offline
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Default 1985 Ranger running when it wants too

I just picked up this 1985 Ranger. It has a 2.0. I have been having problems getting it started. I just did full tune up, fuel pump, ect. Its weird, sometimes it starts first turn and sometime it wont start at all.
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Old 12-29-2010, 02:41 PM
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Default Re: 1985 Ranger running when it wants too

Did you check the starter and the solenoid?
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Old 12-29-2010, 02:46 PM
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Default Re: 1985 Ranger running when it wants too

It turns over. But I smell alot of gas which makes me think its flooding out.
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Old 12-29-2010, 02:49 PM
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Default Re: 1985 Ranger running when it wants too

look at the vacum lines. my 2.3 did that for a while and it ended up being a vacum line had come unattached. also dont touch the gas when you try and start it. doing that is like making sure it doesnt start in a feul injected engine
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Old 12-29-2010, 03:00 PM
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Default Re: 1985 Ranger running when it wants too

I just went outside. it started first turn of engine. but like many time before, nextime it wont start at all. I will check vacume lines, also looks like someone took out pcv valve
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